Tag Archive: broccoli

The Winter That Wasn’t

It’s winter.  At least, it is according to the calendar. In places like Colorado, Minnesota or Ohio, along the northern US, temperatures hover in the 10’s and 20’s and snow is on the… Continue reading

Insectopia and Other Apocalyptic Possibilities: Cole Crop Cabbagworm

I have never been a bug lover. As a kid, I ran willy-nilly from dive-bombing bees flailing my arms in an attempt to ward then off from stinging me. I was also known… Continue reading

The Harvesting of Broccoli: Finally!

All Good Things Come To Those Who Wait is an apt truism when it comes to growing and harvesting broccoli. Broccoli is not the type of vegetable to give you instant gratification.  Broccoli… Continue reading

Growing the Stuff: Broccoli

Did you know? Broccoli is the result of careful breeding of cultivated leafy cole crops in the Northern Mediterranean in about the 6th century BC.  It was brought to the United States by Italian… Continue reading

Be A Dear And Pass The Broccoli

As a child growing up in the 60’s, I knew broccoli only as some horrendous green, gloppy thing my mother forced me to eat. I don’t recall eating fresh broccoli until my early… Continue reading