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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Spiky green vegetable. Can you guess what it is?

We found this at the Pike’s Street Market in Seattle, which is marvelous, by the way.  I had never seen one, so I wondered if some of you green connoisseurs might recognize this interesting vegetable.

Here’s the recipe, but somehow I missed the name in the excitement of filling the screen with little Christmas Tree vegetables.

So guess away.

P.S. I’m not the only one who likes to photograph these exotic veggies.  Click on the link and you will learn what they are!

Ute Smile also posted an article about this amazing vegetable.

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  1. P.S. Was out driving in the “sticks” where Sir had randomly picked a “small town” off the map, called Holopaw (which was as scary as it sounds). Sir and I are brave souls. Well, there was this old house that looked abandoned with a giant white gnome out front….no, wait, ears too long…old Easter rabbit decoration? Wait…did those ears move? Turn around! A REAL rabbit?? Aye, a massive white rabbit, munching away on the grass in the moonlight. Most eerie scene. I debated hopping out and attempting to catch this rabbit, but local authorities might have been bugled for, or perhaps the local Holopawians would just have gone gamboling right into their rifle cabinets to fix the problem of strange girl galloping after giant snowy-white rabbits in yards. They are extremely fond of driving ATVs in ditches out there, too, they may have given chase in one of those terrifying, amphibious, bombilating things- sounds just like a rogue chainsaw chasing after you, terrible…Well, I imagine great white rabbit would have LOVED some broc, romanesca, quite avidly, and would have froliced right into the car, had I had some at the time…blast.


    • Now THAT is a story to be told! Did you take pictures??? I used to have a rabbit, too. It ran away one day and launched itself into the neighbor’s new pool that was just dug and covered in rebar. I had to jump down into the pool and grab the runnaway bunny, who didn’t want to be grabbed, and wanted to jump away from me. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough arm and leg strength to get out of the muddy pit that would become a pool. So the neighbor, as strapping big fellow had to pull me and Bunny out. I wasn’t heavy, but the fact that he was PULLING my 125 pounds up, up, up and out of the pool without the help of steps almost made him loose his balance and jump into the pool as well. Fortunately Bunny and I made it out of the pool after several miss tries. The very next day Bunny got out of his cage AGAIN. that time I let him go. I saw him from time to time around the neighborhood. He probably lived off scrounged dog and cat food plus a ton of greens. I wasn’t a rabbit whisperer. 🙂


      • Yes, I got photos. One is especially eerie I am looking forward to posting. Haha, rabbits are too fun. They do get VERY lonely if they don’t have a pal or two, my first rabbit was very clear on this. Suddenly, another stray rabbit appear for her and she’s been content ever since. They both chirp, purr, walk on leash, come when called, chase cats, and gambol free with me in the yard. This past thanksgiving I had the four cats outside and two rabbits in the yard. Two cats, the males, had to be on a long leash, still in training- not allowed to run the neighborhood. Rabbits know this and are very good with staying in the yard. A lady cried out with her two little dogs, “QUITE a menagerie!”


          • Probably longed for a rabbit friend, indeed, har har. They really do long for rabbit company. When we first got the lassie rabbit, her name is Gandhi Poe Lass, she was a bit terrifying. I whispered her, and she was lovely but very depressed and unhappy. Then Bunion Claude came along, and life has been an endless song ever since.


      • P.S. when I first got our rabbit, she launched herself into a swimming pool that happened to be full of water and proceeded to swim. Now that was quite a sight. P.S. WHAT an ordeal to go through for you and rabbit…how many people might go through such a thing?!!


        • Well our neighbor and I got a good laugh out of it. At least his pool didn’t have water in it yet!!!. Did you jump in after the critter? What are you doing up, anyway??? Don’t you know it’s late back there?


          • Yes, it’s atrociously late indeed. Oh dear. I have been multi-tasking myself into the minute hours, oh blast, yes. I often get up but two hours from now. Well, ‘appens sometimes. Oh she got out just fine on her own, otherwise, aye I would have gone dunking in after her. Rabbits seem to be marvelous swimmers. I think she was spooked by something, shadow of a bird above perhaps.


  2. Fabulous find! I must seek this romanesca, broc. out very soon. I imagine the rabbits would faint as soon as they beheld it. Did I mention I live with two rabbits that gobble all the greens in the house and yard? Absolutely beautiful, and what colour! Wooo LOVE it!


  3. Broccoli Romanesca -that is what my neighbor calls it.. She raised a beautiful specimen and brought it to enter in our harvest party we have in the fall. It is a show-stopper for sure!
    Beautiful pictures -love the “shoe museum” post and the recent Sierra Nevadas dusted with snow.


  4. Funny I just had one and also took a photo for a blog. I think it is a work of art from nature. I shll post it and link yours, your pictures are much better than mine. 🙂


    • We didn’t try it. Cheryl had to go catch a plane, so we were just spending a little time together before she left. But you are very close, and that would have been my guess as well.





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