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Old 08-08-2011, 06:24 PM   #11
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You can do the same with cauliflower stems. Radish greens are also good steamed and served with lemon butter and salt and pepper.

The skins from a healthy young hubbard squash can be peeled thickly chopped and boiled till tender with one chopped onion and a few potatoes and mashed with butter, milk salt and pepper like you would make regular mash and makes a tasty side dish.

The leaves from carrots can be used in soup to add flavour as you would use parsley in soups. The flavour can be strong so use sparingly.

Nasturtium leaves and flowers are great in salad or on sandwiches. They have a peppery flavour similar to rocket. The fresh seeds can be pickled and used like capers.
I love capers so that would be great!
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:11 AM   #12
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What is nasturtium?.. Ive never heard of it..
http://edibletulip.typepad.com/edibl...asturtiums.JPG

These are nasturtiums
They make fat seed in the flowers too that can be pickled in vinegar and taste similar to capers.
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Brocolli was one of my favorite gardening successes when I lived in Florida (near Daytona). That, onions and lettuce were my winter "crops".
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Brocolli was one of my favorite gardening successes when I lived in Florida (near Daytona). That, onions and lettuce were my winter "crops".
It's the only thing that failed in my garden Each plant has had about 3 leaves for the past 6 months! No broccoli in sight
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Probably too warm. I can't grow any of them here, where we have 4 seasons. It is either too warm or too cool.
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Probably too warm. I can't grow any of them here, where we have 4 seasons. It is either too warm or too cool.
Must be, it's hot as hell here
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Leaves of broccoli

Was wondering if you could use them like caggage leaves and stuff them with rice and a meat cook?
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Was wondering if you could use them like caggage leaves and stuff them with rice and a meat cook?
Yes, just blanch them for a minute in boiling water to soften first.
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I have a lot of broccoli and cauliflower leaves and don't want to waste them so then can they be frozen once they are blanched. Also for later use?

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I have a lot of broccoli and cauliflower leaves and don't want to waste them so then can they be frozen once they are blanched. Also for later use?

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You can blanch and freeze them flat on top of each other, take care not to break them while frozen. Just lay as many blanched leaves as you think you would use in one go flat in a ziplock bag and defrost in a fridge overnight when needed.
You could also brine them in jars and store for up to a year.
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