July 4, 2006 – Fireworks and Broccoli

Happy July 4th! It’s wonderful to watch fireworks through the eyes of a 5 year old.

One of today’s tasks was to put up broccoli. We even caught it this year before any heads turned to flowers!

Broccoli out in the garden, unaware of the knife poised at it stem.

Broccoli florets floating in the sink in salty water – driving any insects out.

Finally, vacuum sealed broccoli vacuum sealed after blanching and cooling. I even chopped up the stems in the food processor and cooked it with the chicken broth from last week’s butchering and froze it to make cream of broccoli soup.