Winter has finally arrived in North Florida and my garden remains utterly confused. The garden pests feasted on young fresh winter greens with wild abandon, and procreated endlessly in the warmth of the sun. War was waged in the garden and we emerged in victory when Old Man winter made an official appearance, and got the garden show on the road.
My main victory this garden season was my cauliflower. Now, before you shake your head too much from left to right, hear me out. CAULIFLOWER ROCKS! It needs a little extra attention but its blank canvas explodes in flavor with minimal effort.
I am a big fan of roasting vegetables. All vegetables have natural sugars that when roasted come alive. Cauliflower is no exception and it is dressed to impress, when the roasting flavors are orange, hazelnut and saffron. The roasted cauliflower is returned to the oven, and steamed in coconut milk.
Next time you’re at the farmers market or your local grocery store toss a cauliflower head into your basket and get your Veg feast on!