I don't have any plans at the minute for these cruciferous lovelies. I just liked the colors. They all cost the same price per pound at the farmers' market stand this morning, so we piled them into one bag, paid up, and trotted them home.
After we spent a few hours out in the real world, with mostly clear skies and even a ray or two of sun. I needed that.
Here's the dumb thing: I didn't ask the vendor what exactly I was buying (though I did get into good conversations with the potato seller and the cheese lady). But I believe what we're looking at is purple cauliflower, Romanesco cauliflower (those chartreuse fractally-looking ones), and some kind of broccoli (maybe rapini, but I don't know).
I do know that this food vendor's booth was set up in front of a hedge filled with songbirds. How joyous! Chirp, tweet, chirp. Cranky thinks the birds were attracted to the vegetables because they looked like a flower garden.