8 November 2010

Beautiful Vegetables


It is a great pleasure to buy beautiful, fresh and locally grown vegetables.
Just like many of the cut flowers that I buy, all these vegetables are from the Farmers Market.
Gorgeous coloured cabbage, brussel sprouts still on their stalk, deliciously pink turnips and two kinds of beetroot. One deep red the other lighter in colour and white with red streaks when you cut it open.


The most striking in shape and colour was the Romanesco broccoli. The head is made up of conical florets that makes a spiral pattern. It is light green in colour and tastes like a mild cauliflower.

We had a delicious dinner consisting of lamb burgers with grated beetroot, steamed Romanesco broccoli and roasted potatoes. Today I found an article with a few more suggestions on how to use the unusual Romanesco broccoli

19 comments:

"Infing" said...

Vilka färger, som en målning! Jättegott ser det ut också!

"Infing" said...

Så underbart vackert och gott, som riktiga målningar!

easygardener said...

I always buy Romanesco when it appears in the local shop - I cannot resist its colour and the geometric pattern!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ingrid, What a beautiful 'vegetable still life'. It would make the most glorious painting and clearly made the most delicious meal.

Home and Lifestyle said...

What a lovely picturs you have made of your vegetables!!

Lovely greetings, Ingrid

lisa said...

What beautiful color!

Sanne said...

Good morning Ingrid,

really a great combination and even as beautiful as flowers !!!!
Like it very much !!!
Have a great novemberweek,
best wishes ,
Sanne

Malin said...

Grönsaker är verkligen vackra. Jag gjorde grönsakssoppa idag. Passar till det tråkiga grå vädret.
Ha det fint.
Malin

Zuzu said...

I've never seen Romanesco broccoli before - it's amazing! Gorgeous photos as always, Ingrid! Like a Dutch painting. :)
Have a lovely day,
Zuzu

Henrietta said...

I have never seen brussel like that, thank you for civilizing me:) Purples are beautiful and I like most the romanesco broccoli it is like work of art.
Kram Henrietta

Charlotte said...

Så underbart vackert! Härliga färger tillsammans... som ett konstverk!

Kram Charlotte

Frances said...

Ingrid, as I looked at all the gorgeous autumn vegetables in you photos, I so admired how they looked in their just-plucked state, and wondered, how is Ingrid going to cook these beauties?

Thank your for answering that question. I hope to make a visit to our Union Square greenmarket before the end of the week, do my own admiring of the displays, and take some of the beauties home to my kitchen. Might consult some of your recipe hints. xo

Randi said...

Vilka förföriska bilder - färgerna är sååå vackra.
Så lyxigt med din "Farmers". Blir riktigt avundsjuk. Det här året har vi fått två nya gårdsbutiker inte så långt från ditt sommarhus.
Nu njuter du förstås över att du bor på "rätt" plats - för du har väl hört väderleksrapporterna!
Stor kram
Randi

Njut i din trädgård said...

Riktigt läckra bilder!

Annelie said...

Wowsers!
Helt underbara färger!
Håller med om att Farmers Market's är underbara.
Har flera gånger beundrat den där Romanescon och med din länk hittade jag bra tips. Den med rödlök, capris, oliver och citron-peppardressing låter himla gott.

Kram

Annelie

colores said...

These pictures are so vivid! love them so much!

dona said...

I love vegetable art, take a look here: http://www.parisbeijingphotogallery.com/main/the_vegetable_museum.asp
And I love broccoli as well! :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Gorgeous!!! The brussel sprouts make me laugh.

These all deserve center stage on your fabulous table.

All veggie joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Randi said...

Men Ingrid, de här har jag missat! Vilken underbar kaskad av mina favvo-färger. Det är inte bara vackert det är förstås gott också!
Stor varm kram!
Randi