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Saturday, June 16, 2018

BROCCOLI HARVEST


Today I harvested the broccoli hoping the cabbage worms that destroyed my cabbage crop hadn’t migrated over there to ruin that harvest … it turned out that though the broccoli had been infiltrated, it was not disastrous ;-)

I soaked the heads in a handful of salt & 2 TBSP. Cider Vinegar and swished them vigorously for about 20 minutes to kill and dislodge any creepers (got 1) and then set them on a wire rack over a kitchen towel to dry ...

Broccoli soaking in a handful of salt and 2 TBSP vinegar
Swishing the broccoli heads to dislodge cabbage worms
Broccoli set to air dry before chopping and bagging

After the broccoli dried out, I started chopping it down and separating it into specific categories: small floret cuts for casseroles and vegetable soups – and cut down stalks to make creamy Broccoli Soup with this Fall :-D

Broccoli pieces chopped and separated
Bagged Broccoli - 6 ct. one cup Florets & 2 ct. bags of stems for soup; 1-1/2 cups

It may not seem like a lot, but it is enough for our small family.

I am thankful and feel blessed.