This is one of our favourite recipes. We got it from A’s sister, who got it from Martha Stewart’s website or magazine or something. I don’t have specific amounts for what we use, it’s just whatever’s on hand and however much we want to eat at the time – and trust me: there are never leftovers!!


**Raw broccoli, cut into 2-3 inch “trees” (or whatever size you like)
**5 cloves of garlic, unwrapped
**Olive oil- enough to lightly coat the broccoli & so the spices stick
**Salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper flakes (add to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. (If you use lower heat it completely ruins the texture.)
2. Toss broccoli pieces in olive oil, and arrange them on a baking sheet. (If they don’t touch, they seem to get crispier.)
3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper flakes to taste. (Red pepper flakes can be very spicy, but add a great flavour, so try a little and if you like it, you can always add more….)
4. Add the unwrapped garlic cloves to the baking tray, spaced evenly around the broccoli. (And you can always add more- the roasted garlic is great in other recipes & adds a wonderful aromatic flavour to the broccoli.)
5. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. The broccoli flowers (the little tiny “leaves” of the “trees”) should be brown and crispy – the texture and flavour will amaze you!!
6. Enjoy!