We enjoyed our first crop of 2011 this weekend - purple sprouting broccoli; a very early variety that came free with seed packs for other vegetables grown during the last year.
There's something very wonderful about opening the back door and harvesting something colourful and delicious, under grey cloudy skies.
We served it very simply – steamed and with melted butter and Maldon sea salt.
It was delicious! I am not a fan of normal broccoli but have discovered only very recently that I rather like this purple sprouting stuff. I'm looking forward to subsequent pickings over the next month or two.