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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    29 April 2012 Broccoli 29 April 2012 Broccoli Eleven broccoli plants were placed in the outdoor garden.Plants were purchased and placed in individual pots to establish a strong root system for about ten days and kept in the greenhouse. Pictures depict the operation. Broccoli grows very well in...
  2. Homesteading and gardening
    I picked a huge bowl of broccoli. I washed them like normal and did a baking soda soak like I normally do. I don't know why I do the baking soda. It seems to make me think I am washing them good. Anyway, I cooked 1/2 of the broccoli since it was so much. They were delicious. Now, I forgot to...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    I have harvested all of my broccoli. Seems like now, the stalks are prettier than ever. Leaves are perfect. Ugh!! Anyway, do I leave the plant there or take it out to put in the compost. OR.....will it go to seed somehow? Help.....please....my FV family. Thank you in advance! Sinopa
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    We planted broccoli for the first time this year. The plants are doing really well but I'm not sure when I'm supposed to pick! I'm getting really little flowerettes (not sure if that is what they are called) that don't look anything like broccoli that you get in the store. They are really little...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    8 June 2011 Broccoli 8 June 2011 Broccoli The first broccoli is ready for harvest. The warm weather hit suddenly and the heads are not as full as when the weather is cool. Some of the heads are starting to open up even when relatively small.These 12 plants were placed in the garden as seedlings...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    There is a special offer on for broccoli at an ALDI type store here. It is around 2 pounds for $0.70. How can I best freeze it ? I have bought bags of stir fry veggies (with small pieces of broccoli in them) before and just thrown them in the freezer and they were fine. Can I do this for...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    well it grew great but the heads were not large before the flowers became not tight so I should have planted larger plants? I suppose a fall crop would be better so what about timing zone 5 I tasted great and I leaft the plants for some side shoots.
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    remember all those extra broccoli I had Well I listened and stuck them in the flower borders. Good thing 4 in one bed of the garden died. another bed is fine but the ones in the flowers are fantastic.
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    2 May 2011 Planting: Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower. 2 May 2011 Planting: Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower. These plants were purchased form a commercial greenhouse. They are cold weather crops, so early May is an appropriate time to plant. All these members of...
  10. Health and beauty
    This article is about broccoli having several benefits - some of which I did not know! :) There's even a tasty recipe I'd like to try at the end for broccoli/lentil soup. Did you know broccoli has protein in it?! Is this the next (but not new) 'miracle/super food'? I love, love, love...
  11. Thrifty meals
    Ham, Broccoli & Grits Casserole Recipe DescriptionOriginally got this recipe from Woman's Day magazine (i think) and tweaked. This is an inexpensive meal that our family enjoys for brunch or dinner. May serve as is or with a salad. Preparation Steps: Level of...
  12. Salads and dressings
    Broccoli Salad with a Crunch Recipe DescriptionNice salad that goes well with just about any meat. Preparation Steps:Cut broccoli into florets and cube trimmed stems Mix dressing & set aside Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed: Ingredients:1 1/2 to 2lbs...
  13. Kitchen Clones
    Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon melted butter 1/2 medium chopped onion 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups half and half cream 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 lb fresh broccoli 1 cup carrot, julienned 1/4 teaspoon nutmet 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese salt and...
  14. Soups and stews Recipes
    Cheap broccoli soup Recipe DescriptionVery inexpensive & fast soup that packs a punch on flavor. Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:15-20 minutes Ingredients:*2 cans cream of chicken *2 cans cream of mushroom *2 cans cream of celery * 1...
  15. Kitchen Clones
    Broccoli Bacon Casserole Olde Square Inn Ingredients: 1/2 pound bacon (cooked & drained) 6 eggs, beaten 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon each salt, dry mustard, chives 6 slices leftover bread or biscuits 1 cup grated sharp cheese 1 box frozen broccoli, (cooked & drained) Mushrooms - optional Directions...
  16. Kitchen Clones
    Bennigan's Broccoli Bites Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 eggs 6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese 6 ounces shredded Colby cheese 1 (16 oz.) box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained and dried 3 ounces bacon pieces 1/2 ounce diced onion 1 ounce all-purpose flour Italian bread crumbs as needed...
  17. Question and Answer
    I just was curious to know if broccoli grows back after cutting? The plant is very big, and I'm not sure to pull it once I cut the broccoli. This is our first time gardening, and we have lots of questions. Thank you so much in advance.
  18. Casseroles
    Broccoli Casserole Recipe DescriptionSo yummy, full of fat, and good for a potluck or holidays Preparation Steps:Preheat oven*350 Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed:N/A Ingredients:1 16 oz. bag frozen chopped broccoli 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup of...
  19. Fish and seafood
    Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe DescriptionDelicious, easy, and quick. Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty:Easy Time Needed: Ingredients:1lb fettuccine 1lb shrimp (peeled & deveined)* 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 C butter or margarine 1 (8oz) pkg cream...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    I made broccoli cheese soup last night and just used the florets off the broccoli heads (I used fresh broccoli). It tasted awful! Almost like it had the core of a cabbage in my soup. Can broccoli get a strong flavor like that?
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