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Monday, August 26, 2013

How to Perk Up Wilted Broccoli

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,


  1. Hey Catherine! Thanks for your comment on my cilantro post. It's amazing how much knowing these little tips and tricks really help. I'll be sure to use this one.

    1. You're welcome! It really is! There's so much to learn!

  2. Great idea! I often forget about the broccoli until it is a little too late. This will be good to know.

    1. I'm all too guilty of the same thing! I've got a couple ears of corn that a local farmer gave me as freebies last weekend at the farmer's market and every day I tell myself I need to cook them!

  3. I definitely need to try this one! I'm sure it works with cauliflower too, and I'm just terrible at NOT ignoring these stemmed veggies as they await their culinary dooms. Thanks for the tip, Catherine! :)

    1. I'm sure it does too! I'll need to try it on other veggies from now on!


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