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For many years broccoli was simply something I ate steamed as a side serve with other foods. Occasionally I might tart it up a bit by tossing it in a little melted butter and sprinkling it with toasted almonds but essentially it was a green veggie that I didn’t do much with. Don’t get me wrong, I really like broccoli and I especially like the stalk which has a lovely sweetness to it – when I was younger and very very suspicious of vegetables I would only eat the stalk because I didn’t like the texture of the florets in my mouth!
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orrechiette with broccoli

Who doesn’t love pasta? With its tender/firm texture and natural affinity for a never-ending range of sauces,  it’s the star of quick and easy dishes (assuming you aren’t making it from scratch). I’m all for a modern take on pasta dishes with few ingredients but many of the simplest dishes are traditional – like orrechiette with broccoli.
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