Vegetable Skewers with Crunchy Seeds

Delicious skewers: cauliflower-onion-fennel skewer with crunchy seeds

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Ingredients:
2/3 serving pumpkin seeds
1/3 serving sunflower seeds
1 portion of vegetables (we used cauliflower, onion and fennel)
Spices: salt, pepper and paprika

Preparation:
Clean the vegetables, peel, dice roughly and blanch in hot water. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
Heat a pan without fat and sauté the vegetable cubes. Remove from the heat and carefully pierce onto wooden skewer, alternating with cauliflower, onion and fennel cubes. Keep the skewers warm.
Toast the pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a pan without oil. Place the vegetable skewers in the toasted seeds and careful coat all the vegetables. Enjoy!

The Gender of Fennel

Visiting my mom I went to the farmer’s market for her to buy some fresh produce, including Fennel, which she likes to eat raw. On my way out she calls after me and says: “Watch out and get a female fennel!” – – –fennel-1614693_1920 (Pixaby by Peter-facebook)

After a long thinking pause … “Say whaaat???”. Needless to say: “Mama knows best!”

Back on my LapTop I researched the topic and found a really interesting article by Marissa from Sicily, Italy.
Find the article about male and female fennel on her blog All Things Sicilian
[ Picture by Peter-facebook on Pixaby ].

Having said that – and the discussion is still out if it is the female or the male fennel that tastes better – look for the round fennel, with thicker stalks. That fennel has less “threads” (filaments) and is overall more tasteful and delicious. Marissa also implies, that at the end of the season you rather find the flatter fennel.