There is nothing like fresh broccoli, right from the garden, microwaved in covered Corning Ware with butter and S&P, cooked while it is still alive.
Except for the year we cooked a huge 6-quart thing of it, and everyone greedily gobbled it up.
All over the bottom, well-cooked, when the broccoli was gone, were little green caterpillars. They were DELIBERATELY the same color as the broccoli.
I don't like thinking about that part.
So much for the Natural Organic BS. Bring on the Sevin!
Yep, the caterpillars love their broccoli too. Totally concur with you on the folly of organic gardening. First we kill the bugs. But anything taken directly from the garden and into the pot is a divine experience. Man, young potatoes, baby crookneck squash, little limas, new carrots or peas -- nothing you can ever buy will taste like that.
The caterpillars probably gave it extra flavor.
YUCK! Reminds me of when I washed swiss chard to death and then after cooking discovered a large yellow worm in there.
My 1-year-old likes broccoli the best. He hasn't been tainted by his peers yet, I guess, about not liking vegetables.
I boil a little water in the bottom of a small pot, put the fresh broccoli in, wait a minute or so, drain the water off and let it sit there with the lid on. Seems to make it nice and tender but still firm enough for kids to dip and what not.
Just think of all that extra protein you and your guest imbibed! Always think if the positive side:)