WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – BEGINNING

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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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLEGE – LAYERS

Brussels Sprout – a cultivar in the Gemmifera (hey! that’s almost my name) group of cabbages, grown for it’s edible, layered, leafy buds.  These nasty (my opinion) green vegetables are tyically 2.5-4 cm in diameter and look like miniature cabbages. (Wikipedia – minus the opinion)

EDIBLE BUDS!  Yeah.  Right.  One of these might pass my lips!  As much as I love OWLS, I HATE BRUSSELS SPROUTS!  But I never knew they grew like this – on stalks, I mean.  And if it wasn’t for one of my favorite markets – Trader Joe’s – I might never have known.  They don’t look like this in other supermarkets, that I’ve seen.  I was kind of surprised that they grew on stalks, but then what do I know.  I won’t even eat the things.  I think they take a pretty picture, though.  Even brussels sprouts have to be good for something.

LAYERED

(yuck!)

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