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Tucked In

August 1st, 2017

I’ve tried growing cauliflower for years, then a few years ago I read about ‘Bishop’ and finally achieved cauliflower success.  They’re supposed to be self-blanching heads, though I still tuck the leaves around the heads to make sure they’re nice and white.

I would harvest these, but I’m waiting on a few gallons of white wine vinegar. Pickled cauliflowers is one of our favorite winter time treats, all four heads I grew will be pickled and put into jars for winter eating. It’s perfect sautéed in a cast iron skillet as a side to bratwurst or some other kind of pork. I’ve always liked cauliflower, even when I was a kid. I can eat it pretty much eat it cooked in any way, or raw as well.

Are you a lover or a hater of cauliflower?

I use the recipe for pickled cauliflower from Well Preserved by Mary Dragan, but I add caraway and mustard seeds to the jars before canning.

3 Comments to “Tucked In”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 1, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Susy, I mostly eat cauliflower raw in salads but I have had a dish where it’s mashed like mashed potatoes. It really looks like mashed potatoes and even tastes a little bit like mashed potatoes but not really. It has its own flavor and tastes quite good.

    Have a great pickled cauliflower day.

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  2. Rachel on August 1, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I have not had success with cauliflower so I’m writing down ‘Bishop’ to try next year. I tried kohlrabi for the first time this year and it grew for me, so now I know from the brassica family I can at least grow kale and kohlrabi!

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  3. Jodiana on August 15, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I was always a hater of cauliflower as a child and well into adulthood. I would always give it a try from veg trays, but never got a taste for it, UNTIL I grew it myself. Once I discovered how good it was fresh. Now I eat it all the time. One of the best ways is roasted like a steak with sriracha mayo drizzled on it! I’m glad I kept giving it another try!

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