Cauliflower View More

(Brassica oleracea) Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the family Brassicaceae including cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, broccoli and collard greens.   Descended from wild cabbage, cauliflowers once closely resembled kale or collards. These days, cauliflowers form a compacted head of undeveloped white flower buds called the “curd”. A tight encasing of heavy green leaves… Continue Reading

Brussels Sprouts View More

(Brassica oleracea)   Brussels sprouts are members of the Brassicaceae, a large family of plants that includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives.   Given that Brussels sprouts are members of the cabbage family, it’s not surprising that their small leafy green buds resemble miniature cabbages. While this infamous vegetable is associated… Continue Reading