Thursday, November 10, 2011


We get a fruit and veggie box every Thursday, and have a good time unpacking the box and seeing what goodies we've gotten that week. This afternoon, I came home early from work and unpacked the box on my own. Which was good, because I came face to face with something very strange...

Ooooo...bananas, yellow peppers (yum!), leeks, and...

What is that?
No, those are carrots. And that's a parsnip. No, I mean that thing, there...
I'll be perfectly honest with you: this thing looks like the bastard love child of a Mandelbrot set and a turnip. Or a bizarre alien egg pod thing. And I may or may not have given a little shriek when I realized it was there hiding underneath the apples.

Apparently it's a Romanesco Cauliflower. I'm sticking with Alien Pod Baby. And it is currently stuck in the refridgerator, in the hopes that cold temperatures will slow gestation. Bob only know what I'm going to do with it.


  1. That thing is gorgeous, but I'm not sure you're supposed to eat it. Because then something scary would pop out of your chest as soon as it was done feasting on your insides...
    Yikes. My veggie box doesn't have bananas OR alien vegetables.
    Hmm. Must request.

  2. Whatever it is, I think it's beautiful!! It looks to me like a cluster of little conch shells.... :-)
    let us know how it tastes IF you dare eat it :-)

  3. Ha! We have those here in Switaly. I've never actually eaten one, however. Do let us know how it tastes. You know you are going to try it.