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Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Home-grown is available from February to April

After the lean winter months, the first fresh green vegetable to herald spring is sprouting broccoli, with its purple or white flowery heads. It has a lovely, sweet, very green kind of flavour and tender stalks. I like to eat the leaves, stalks and heads when it’s very young.

Steam them, sprinkled with salt, for 3-4 minutes. You will need 4 oz (110 g) per person.

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