A while back we were walking through the local Farmer's Market as it was closing up (I had to work that morning so we almost missed all the vendors!) and one of the vendors was selling quarts of broccoli for only $1. There was nothing wrong with them, she was just ready to sell the last bit and head home.
So, of course we bought some.
Silly me didn't plan very well and I let the broccoli sit in the fridge longer than I should have. It got a bit soft making me want to cook it even less.
But then after a quick Google search, I found out that (supposedly) all you have to do is put the stems in cold water for a few hours and voila! The crunch is back in the broccoli!
Let's work together to make that the new phrase. Instead of something like, "There's a pep in his step!" it can be "The crunch is back in his broccoli!"
But sure enough, it works! I placed mine in the fridge until I was ready to cook it and it worked like a charm! Try it next time you've got broccoli a day or two past its prime!
Till next time,