Spring veggies are coming up in the garden now. Purple Sprouting Broccoli is a cold-hardy biennial plant that produces sweet, purple flowering shoots in the late winter and early spring – in Victoria this means February and March. The plants grow crowns with multiple small side-shoots for many weeks. If you planted Purple Sprouting Broccoli last fall, it’ll be coming into season now. The lovely purple tips are a colourful addition to any salad and are tasty sauteed as a side dish. For an extra flavour boost to your sautee, add a splash of hazelnut oil and top with crushed and toasted hazelnuts.