Monday, July 2, 2012

First Fennel

We're growing fennel bulbs for the first time this year - wasn't sure what to expect, but they are a no- fuss, easy to grow veg - they seem to like lots of room, however - letting in as much light as possible. I love the refreshing anise-flavour and crunch of raw fennel! The fennel with arugula a nice combo. Now I'm looking for other ways to eat this fabulous veggie - I think next up will be a gratin. Here is the recipe I used for fennel with arugula, oranges and olives - simple, but delicious:It was a challenge to slice paper-thin, I may have to purchase a mandoline :-) 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 bunch arugula 2 orange, peeled and segmented 1 bulb fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons sliced black olives Directions Whisk together the honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; slowly add the olive oil while continuing to whisk. Place the arugula in the bottom of a salad bowl; scatter the orange segments, fennel slices, and olives over the arugula; drizzle the dressing over the salad to serve. I love how the trimmed fennel bulb looks like a green heart~
And fennel is so good for you!:

1 comment:

  1. I do really love veggies! Most of the time I eat veggies, and it really keep my body fit and healthy. I've learned so many veggie recipes at my favorite food sites, GOURMANDIA and GOURMETRECIPE. They have lots of exciting and interesting recipes for you to choose from. Not only that, they have lots of recipe videos for you to watch and replay while you are cooking in your kitchen.