Today I was excited to pick up this little beauty during my latest trip to Reading Terminal Market (the second most Magical place in the world next to Disney World!).
I tried fennel for the first time the other day during a lunch date with Sabrina and I was instantly in love. Can you believe I have never had a bite of fennel before? During my first taste, I enjoyed it in a salad with cutie orange slices. It was incredible.
It’s quite an interesting looking vegetable, wouldn’t you agree? The bottom bulb looks like an onion.
And the the top part is leafy – reminds me like the top of a celery stalk.
According to Wikipedia fennel has some pretty awesome medicinal and culinary uses.
- Fennel is prominently used in Mediterranean cuisine, where bulbs are used, both raw and cooked, in side dishes, salads, pastas, and vegetable dishes.
- For adults, fennel seeds or tea can relax the intestines and reduce bloating caused by digestive disorders.
- Indian and Ancient Roman cultures regarded fennel as the ‘herb of sight’ as it is said to improve eyesight.
Such a nifty looking and tasty little vegetable!
I was so excited to pick up a fennel bulb for my very own today during my shopping trip. But now the important question is – What do I do with it? Does anyone out there have any amazing fennel recipes for me? I love doing my own research online, but it’s more fun when you try a good recipe that a friend suggests, don’t you think?
Let me know if you have any ideas for me!
Are you a fellow fennel lover?