I don’t mean for this to turn into a health food blog, but I was at my local Jimbo’s Natural Foods store, and I found myself in the produce section. I don’t hang out in this part of the store very often, because their produce is typically outrageously expensive, even for organic. I usually stop in on my lunch hour for a good bowl of soup, or something from their deli. Somehow, however, the other day I wandered over, and I just started drooling over everything they had. Produce gets a little boring in the Winter, even in Southern California, which I guess contributed to my gleeful reaction. Also, some things were just so pretty, I knew I had to photograph them (and then eat them, of course!).
This alien-looking vegetable is called Broccoli Romanesco, and supposedly it tastes more like cauliflower than broccoli:
I love the chartreuse color. I plan on cooking it up tonight, so I’ll give you my verdict then.
Mr. Heylucy loves radishes, and I think these French Breakfast radishes are the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Of course I had to get him some. They are supposed to be good eaten with butter and salt. That sounds good to me!
The radishes were also to make up for the fact that I also brought home these golden beets. Mr. Heylucy hates beets. He hates them as much as he hates liver, which I also hate, so I can understand his degree of hatred. Maybe I won’t tell him that these are beets and see if he likes them.
I think I’ll roast these with some other root vegetables, and a little olive oil and salt.
It’s like I have a rainbow in my refrigerator.