■ Store broccoli in the refrigerator in open or perforated plastic bags (make 20 holes in a medium bag). For best quality use within a week.
■ Wash just before using.
■ Stalks are nutritious too! Cut them in even slices or strips so they cook quickly. Heavy, woody stalks may need to be peeled.
■ Broccoli can be frozen. Blanching first helps keep the color and flavor at best quality