Right now

Lily dear Lily here it is on record
This morning you proclaim you will have Brussels sprouts for breakfast lunch AND dinner!!
You may be the only child in the world who has such sophisticated appreciation…
Well except myself perhaps.
And possibly my mama too…
Poor old Brussels, such a bad old soggy reputation!
Be mindful to steam them or add to a soup for a brief 5 minutes, or until they are bright green. Douse liberally with butter and a dusting of salt…. You will see! A whole other Brussels sprout world!! Have fun peeling off the layers of beautiful green cupping leaves and the surprise crisp crunch in the centre!!
Particularly if you grow your own and see the cute balls clinging to their tall parental stem in neat rows, what a quirky plant! Enjoy them smallish and if you don’t grow your own ( like me ) avoid the plumped up steroid supermarket version with no subtle flavour and seek a farmers market or similar option.

Do you like Brussels sprouts already?
Or not?
Do you have memories of soggy grayish green balls of cabbage flavored muck?
Are you willing to give them another chance?

8 thoughts on “Right now

  1. I have really yearned for and enjoyed brussel sprouts this year. Yummy with orange juice, butter and pepper. And I love the idea of irridescent green fairy cabbages.

  2. I love brussel sprouts too. My favourite recipe is: gently fry up some minced ginger, toss in brussel sprouts until cooked to your liking. Add soy sauce at the end and eat up. I think they are a tiny delicious cabbage for fairies. 🙂

  3. Howdy 🙂
    I quite like the olde brussel.but alas as the stigma says mainly have at christmas. I don’t rush.out to get some brussels glad Lily enjoys them soo xxxx

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