Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kohlrabi

It’s pretty obscure. At least it was to me.

I saw the seeds at one of those bins that have the 10-and 25-cent seeds. So, I bought a packet. 10 cents is pretty cheap, even if it didn’t grow or we didn’t like it did grow.

So, I sowed them, watered them, and let them grow. And they did.
And they’re good!

Really good!

Kohlrabi is from the same family as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower…you know, all those good-for-you vegetables.

It tastes much like a broccoli stem, but is sweeter and milder. It can be eaten raw, or tastes great in a stir-fry. You can even use the leaves!

We pull them up when they are a little smaller than a tennis ball.

Pick up a 10-cent packet and try them yourself. C'mon. They’d look good next to your rose bushes!
Or at least buy a couple the next time you're at the grocery store.

4 comments:

Ali Ruhman said...

Yum! I love it in stir-fry!

Roger Garrett said...

never seen it before

Donna said...

Wow. Sounds yummy. love the cheap.

Theresa said...

I love Kohlrabi! My father in law use to use it all the time when he cooked. I also love jicama. I don't know why I link them together but I do!