But this weekend Dad suggested we did something different with it. So I googled 'fennel recipes' and read out some of the titles. At the third - coleslaw - he stopped me and said that was it.
I had thought we'd add a few more ingredients to our slaw, but as I entrusted all the shopping to him I was found myself making it with just fennel, and our now traditional slaw sauce taken from Jamie Oliver's Best Winter Veg Coleslaw
Serves 4 as a side
1 bulb of fennel
1 heaped tsp french mustard
1 heaped dessertspoons Greek Yoghurt (I used my homemade yoghurt!)
2 dessertspoons olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Very thinly slice the fennel. I used the slicing attachment on a food processor. Add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Season to taste.
This simple coleslaw was delicious and very moreish and will feature in our eating a lot more now on!