It also just struck me that in addition to starting with 'r', all of the veggies I've been cooking this week have been really pretty. Aesthetically, romanesco does not disappoint. Like many things in nature, romanesco grows in a fractal pattern (which the math geek in me loves), exhibiting self-similarity on multiple scales such that it can be split into parts, each of which is a smaller copy of the whole. Fractal food!
1 head romanesco, broken into florets
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Add ingredients to a bowl and toss to cover. Bake in a 400 degree oven 45 minutes, until undersides are golden and caramelized. (We had rutabaga left over from earlier in the week, so I tossed that in as well.)