Unless your kids was in this group of kids who managed to move a bunch of compost without getting drenched:
But, in brief, here goes.
You know, this is just one of those things that I so hate to admit I didn’t know before I went to third grade garden class. But I didn’t. I never knew the correct way to harvest broccoli. Not that I’ve ever had much to harvest beyond a few little florets. But still. I hope someday to need to know how to harvest broccoli. And now I do. (You cut it diagonally below the florets you want to eat but above healthy leaves so the stalk can send out some new florets.)
Broccoli with lemon butter
Make a pot of brown rice.
Harvest and cut up broccoli (florets and stems), steam.
Melt some fake butter (for the non-dairy types); squeeze out a lemon; mix “butter” and juice.
Mix broccoli, lemon butter, a big handful of sesame seeds, and some Bragg’s Amino Acids (Extra squirts for the kids who like it salty). Serve over the rice. Yum.