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How to get a kid to eat broccoli

19 May

Just in the past week, I’ve been  harvesting the best broccoli I’ve ever grown.  It is super-crunchy, very tasty, and robust enough to have warded off the usual attack of the cabbage worms.

This broccoli doesn’t even make it through the front door without my 5 year old chomping into the florets.

He loves to help me find the crowns that are ready, then he waits stealthily until I’m occupied with pulling up a weed or picking another veggie — and he starts chewing away at it.

This broccoli is so good I’ve been just barely steaming it if I do cook it at all.

Now, in order to get my younger  boy to eat it I have to put butter on it.  But I’m just happy he likes it too especially considering how picky of an eater he can be.

The cauliflower plants aren’t quite ready yet.  I am curious if this guy will attack them post-harvest as voraciously as he does the broccoli…..

I always seem to be in the garden barefoot.  Note inadvertently color-coordinated  toenail polish shade.  Trying to think of a good new cheezy name for that color…”Broccoli Breeze”….

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3 responses to “How to get a kid to eat broccoli

  1. Garden Walk Garden Talk

    May 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Cute image and always good when the kids enjoy the veggies.

     
  2. barbara

    May 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Wish I’d had more time to get to know you during fling! love your blog and what you are teaching the next generation – good job.

     

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