Saturday, 15 November 2008

fractal vegetables

This arrived in our veg box this morning.
I don't know whether to cook it or frame it. It is far too pretty to eat.

Tia

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is beautiful. What is it? Is it a cross between cauliflower and broccoli?
Virginia

Trina said...

Woah! It is pretty! Now I'm curious though. What is it Tia?

Trina

Tina said...

Oh I do hope someone pts a name to it! We buy them them regulalry at the Farmshop however i have never askedwhat it is it is delicious!
just treat it as a cauliflower it is more dense than a calabrese/brocoli but moreflavoursome than cauliflower!

hugs!

MOM2_4 said...

Interesting looking veggie... never seen it before!

Caroline said...

It's a Romanesco !

We have them occassionally and yes they are lovely.

Claire said...

That's beautiful! I think it's a green cauliflower. They are an amazing luminous green colour aren't they? We sometimes get them in the veg box too. I googled them and here's what I found.

http://www.seedsofitaly.com/product/167

http://www.fourmilab.ch/images/Romanesco/

http://www.garden.org/regional/report/national/2355


These multicoloured cauliflowers are even more surprising.

Anonymous said...

It's a Romanesque Cauliflower, sometimes called romanesque broccoli.

Claire said...

I meant these! Ooops!

Purple and orange cauliflowers.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-514799/The-orange-purple-green-cauliflowers-scientists-claim-healthier-you.html

http://images.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&q=orange+cauliflower&btnG=Search+Images

http://images.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&q=purple+cauliflower&btnG=Search+Images

Sorry for the huge links, but these are so pretty!

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