Category Archives: Broccoli

VR Lilley

Broccoli stem soup. For using up those tough broccoli stems. You will need: 1 onion (diced), 1 large broccoli stalk (diced), any leftover broccoli florets, 1 large potato, 1 vege stock cube dissolved in 2c water, 1t butter, 1/4c milk or cream, 1/4c cheese (optional), and salt and pepper. Saute onion in butter till clear. […]

ANG, Masterton.

Broccoli/Courgette: If you already have broccoli and a recipe calls for a courgette (which you don’t have), you can use the broccoli stalk instead. Broccoli leaves are also edible (raw or cooked).


The stalks of broccoli can be peeled, chopped and cooked with the florets. After cooking, mix with hummus, or you can use hummus as a dip. An eye specialist once told me that broccoli is good for eyes, and should be eaten every day. Cauliflower is delicious with hummus, also silver beet.

Cole, Auckland.

Once you have cut the head off your broccoli plant instead of pulling out and starting again, leave it in. smaller heads grow out just above where the leaves join the stem. You can keep eat broccoli for months. I did this a few years ago and we eat broccoli at least 2 or 3 […]

Beautiful broccoli

The NZ Herald recently ran an article celebrating the health properties of broccoli. It’s fair to say that broccoli is a staple for the oily rag garden. It’s easy to grow, provides all year round, and it’s easy to use in the kitchen. On top of it all, it’s good for you!   The article […]