Cheri Lucas Rowlands @ WordPress is asking us to show our interpretation of Beginning. I took advantage of her wording – variety of submissions – and decided it was about time I posted about the beginning of a new love affair.
In a previous post, I mentioned my dislike for the likes of Brussels Sprouts. Yes! Brussels Sprouts.
I was immediately met with comments about the wonders of this tiny cabbage-like veggie. I was given advice and recipes. I was chastised and cajoled. I was coaxed into cooking it and promised I would find pleasure in it’s taste and texture.
So after 62 years of going sans the sprout, I purchased a bag, handed it to the cook of the house, and told him to have at it! And he did. And I’m glad. Thanks to everyone that took the time to bug me about Brussels Sprouts.
The beginning of a new love affair.
Oh and of course, thanks to the cook of the house!
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The Brussels sprouts look great in your photos but I’m not convinced they’ll taste good. I’ve never liked them either.
Oh, Trish. You really must give it a try. I NEVER thought I’d get them passed my lips, but now…oooo la la. 🙂
So glad you did this! YUMMY! Beautiful photograph Gemma, looks like a magazine.
You think any one will hire me? HA!
Thank you, Kathryn. Really. I appreciate that.
I do especially as I just eye balled your caramel and apples !
I am impressed! Welcome to the we like Brussels sprouts club…
I must say, my husband’s talents have a lot to do with it. And he cooks good too. 😉
Mmmm…looks delicious Gemma. I love brussel sprouts! I hate pumpkin though. LOL!
Great shots hon and thanks for sharing. *big hugs*
OOOOOOHHHH! How can you hate pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin cheese cake (Jeff makes the BEST!) OOOOOOOHHHH, Sonel!
Thanks for the visit, sweetie. 🙂
Oh dear me, no thank you. Rather give me brussel sprouts. LOL!
From one sprout lover to another now 😉 they look perfect !
Lovely photos Gemma .
THANKS! I’ll tell Jeff. 😉
Ha! This is hilarious. The pictures look great, but I’m meh about the sprouts. I’m curious about that chicken-looking thing in a couple of the shots. What is that? I think I want that.
I know you wouldn’t like it cause it’s not “fresh caught”, but it’s stuffed salmon and it’s samalicious!
Fun post! Maybe a little off the beaten track of Beginning, but…
My Dad is a great advocate of the sprout (cue numerous childhood memories), but I had to wait until my thirties before I could enjoy them. Not regularly, but I can now appreciate their flavour. Not so with my sister. She has to forego Dad’s rather tasty cooking whenever they are included; which I think has fuelled her bitter dislike of them – because they prevent her from eating what she knows would otherwise be delectable.
P.S.: What is this recipe? I think Dad would be bowled over if I cooked it for him.
Simply put: oil, garlic, salt, pepper, bacon, mushrooms, sprouts, of course, oven 400, 20-25 minutes. And there you have it. You and your dad, enjoy. Your sister don’t know what she missin’. 😉
Thanks for the visits, mightwar. Good luck with your music.
Thanks so much. Oooh, time to earn some brownie points.
Great … that you found out! I’ve always liked them [also because they’re cute (!)], but it took me forty five years to discover that I like broccoli!
Broccoli. Another discovery. Cheese helps me with those. 😉
Thanks for the visit.
Happy brrrrr new year.
They sure look good, but I’ll take your word for it. 🙂
Mmmmmmm. I KNEW you would love them!!!
You are, in part, to get some of the credit. 😉
Yey! welcome to the club. By the way, that recipe looks utterly yummy. 🙂
Thanks! We are actually going for it again tonight! 😉
Looks Yummy,Gemma.I have not seen Brussels Sprouts in India .It looks like it belongs to Cabbage family!Happy New Year !
Oh! Good to see you, Pravina. Happy New Year!
Yes, cabbage family, which is not something I often crave, but these babies were delish!
A delicious beginning for 2014. The pictures made me hungry and crave for these amazing Brussels sprouts with salmon! Happy New Year full of everything exciting and new.
Thanks, Mr. B.
Excellent! >>> and I think I was one of the ones badgering you! I hated them as a child, but my mother told that they are in fact small cabbages and that made it alright – and I’ve found them delicious ever since! And they’re healthy too – congrats on your new love affair!!! A xxx
Sometimes you gotta spice it up a little. 😉
hugs from ATP
Brussels sprouts are okay but these look great. I think if someone else cooks it always tastes better. If they do the dishes too it’s to die for!
Well, around here if one cooks, the other cleans up, so nobody usually gets the full treatment, but it’s still a great deal. 😉
They are yummy, Dawn.
Handsome and a good cook; I’d clean up after that 😉
I’m very lucky…(third time’s a charm!)
I’m just gonna have to take your word on that!
Ok, kiddo. But it’s also the last so…
Hey! Since you’re being so Brussels Sprouts brave, here’s a new recipe to try. I made this last night and it was so yummy! http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/dining/151grex.html?_r=0
Took a screen shot! That will be the next batch. Thanks, Jen!