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Veggie art...



Today as I passed through the Farmers' market, I was spellbound by the brilliant purple and orange cauliflower. I know it's all a result of cross-breeding and we pesky humans messing with nature - but wow. You could have made edible jewelry fit for a queen out of this stuff. It was so pretty that I really wanted to buy some...but in the end settled for the plain ole' white variety (which was more affordable).

I have a potluck event next week (and you're all invited!) and I'm thinking I might have to splurge on a melange of bright brassica.

Mmmm...food art.

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chelidon
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Wow!
blue_sky_48220
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
I have never seen such a thing. I am amazed. I wonder if I can grow that next year?
jennlynn_green
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
I don't see why not. You've already grown a purple pepper this year, right? So maybe you have a penchant for propagating purple plants (sorry, alliteration tickles me).
catbirdgirl
Jul. 11th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
There are a lot of odd color plants that are heirloom or other more diverse sorts, so this isn't necessarly us messing with nature- it could be someone preserving generic diversity.

Examples:
White beets,striped beets,purple carrots,purple and teal kale.
jennlynn_green
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
You have a good point, some of these variations are naturally occurring. I have tried to do some research to learn more about colored cauliflower and its history, but thus far have only learned that they are higher in certain nutrients and are therefore considered "better for us". I've also read mixed reviews on their taste and texture.

I've never heard of colored kales...where have you seen/found them, if you don't mind me asking.
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