winter green(alicious)

I have always been a staunch member of the broccoli love camp. I like it every which way. And it’s a¬†reliable old favorite during these long winter days that can still make me say “mmmm” right out loud.¬†For all its virtue, it is no less voluptuous to me.

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veggie love no. 9: broccoli

It’s no secret that broccoli bears some resemblance to trees what with those trunk-shaped stems, and spreading branches topped in an abundant canopy of florets. But I think the comparison is even more compelling at close range. Like an aerial view of the forest, the crown appears first as one large mass of green. But a closer look reveals tiny, distinct flower heads, each doing its very best to reach the sun.

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