“Would you like to be a guest chef?” is a phrase I’ve been dying to hear! It finally happened a few weeks ago, when Janis Smythe, the chair of Hillsdale’s “Green Solutions” Committee, contacted me.
Part of Green Solutions’ mission is to “serve as a model of energy efficiency that both builders and home owners can adopt to enjoy long term cost savings and cleaner air”, and they are very creative in how they put this mission into action.
When my youngest niece was about 6 years old, I got a chance to babysit for the evening, which included making supper for her. I kept it simple, not being sure what 6-year olds eat these days. I did know that I should include at least one green veggie, so I steamed up some healthful broccoli and offered it to her.
She picked up the florets one by one and chomped the tops off, leaving the stalks on her plate. When asked why she only ate half of the broccoli, she said “Aunt Laura! I only like the tree branches, not the trunks!”.
Whether you are a branch-eater or enjoy the whole tree, I’ve got a fantastic summer broccoli recipe for you. It’s easy to make; tastes exotic and fresh; and avoids the use of mayo that is so common in many other summer salads. Read the rest of this entry