Must Resist Urge to Cook Flowers

I have seen ornamental cabbages* before, but this is the first year that I have ever seen the long-stemmed variety.

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Long-stemmed ornamental kale

*My friend Sean was over for dinner yesterday and he informed me that although these are sold as ornamental cabbages, they are actually flowering Kale. A quick search proved that he was not only right, but that flowering kale is as edible as its less attractive cousins – now I’m tempted to cook my bouquet.

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Ornamental Kale is ready for its close-up

-Ryan

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