Broccoli Salad

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Maus and I have decided we don’t like frozen broccoli which is a bit of a problem because there are several bags of it in the freezer – Oh well, more dog food. 🙂

As a consequence, when I picked two huge broccoli heads last week, I was determined to find a use for it.  We made penne with broccoli and chorizo which lasted us two nights and then I found this salad.  It is from a great little ABC publication I use more than I thought I would, Homecooked Favourite Recipes from Australian Kitchens.   It was out and about because I was making one of my favourite biscuit recipes, gingernuts, from it.  I started flicking through its pages (as you do) and came across this recipe. Continue reading

Linguine, broccoli and pancetta

034copy1I planted broccoli this summer, notwithstanding my understanding that broccoli is a winter crop.

Friends came to visit in early spring and during their stay they toured a broccoli farm that specialises in summer broccoli.  The next day, I was at the local hardware shop and noticed summer broccoli seeds.  I was willing to be proven wrong, so I planted a row of seeds.  And now we have lots of broccoli.  🙂 Continue reading