These are the items we have planned for this week.
This box will include larger portion sizes for some items.
This alien-looking vegetable is from the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, kale. It is sometimes referred to as brocco-flower or Roman cauliflower. Romanesco may seem like a hybrid between broccoli and cauliflower its actually more of a cousin. Instead of resembling a small tree, the stalks form small, tight spirals making it beautiful to look at, though slightly intimidating to cook with!
Like its cousins, Romanesco can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a similar but milder, sweeter and nuttier flavor than either broccoli or cauliflower. It can be roasted, steamed, grilled, pickled or fried in place of broccoli or cauliflower. When swapping, Romanesco cooks more like broccoli, so keep cook times relatively the same, though its flavor is closer to that of cauliflower. Keep in mind that it will add a greenish hue to a cauliflower dish. Let the unique flavor of the Romanesco really shine in the quick and simple recipe linked to the right!
Back in May, we posted an article about tips for storing your produce. Each week on the printed produce insert, we include a link to that blog article. With the start of tomato season this week, we figured it would be a great time to revisit that article - there's some great tomato storage and ripening tips in there. Check it out!