Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Yummy Broccoli Goodness!

For the first time in 5 years - the first time since living in our current house! - we decided to grow some veggies. We started out small with a 4' x 6' raised bed. We planted two tomato plants, 3 pepper plants, and 6 broccoli plants. Okay, in our defense, we've never grown broccoli before and had no idea how big they grow!! We had to move the peppers out to some containers a few weeks ago. Right now the tomatoes are going everywhere, trying to escape the bed, trying to take over the broccoli.

But, oh the broccoli!

Garden Broccoli

Isn't it beautiful! Broccoli is my favorite veggie.

I harvested the first little bunch of broccoli yesterday, and made a nice little sautee of red onion, red pepper, yellow zucchini (none from my own garden, unfortunately), and my broccoli. Olive oil, a little garlic, served over Barilla Plus pasta with a little balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese.

Broccoli Sautee

A little bit of heaven!


Lynn said...

That looks scrumptious!!!

Normalize breastfeeding. said...

this looks amazing! i'm so hungry now!