Brussels sprouts seem to always get a bad rap so I've never felt the need to try them. I was really intrigued when I saw the unique way they grow. I never gave it any thought but if I were asked how they grow I would have guessed that they grow close to the ground like a cabbage.
I was in Trader Joe's last November and saw the brussels sprouts for sale still attached to the stalks and decided they would be an interesting subject to paint. When I took them up the the checkout, the cashier asked how I was going to prepare them and I said "Oh, I'm not going to eat them, I'm going to paint them". He was appalled! Then he asked me if I was going to at least compost them and I had to tell him no. I felt so guilty as I left the store that I decided I would try to eat them even though I had negative feelings about them because I'd never met anyone who actually liked them.
I took lots of pictures of them to paint from since it usually takes me too long to paint something this detailed and I figured the only way these would have a chance of being tasty would be if they were really fresh.
To prepare them I cut them in half, tossed them with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted them. I must admit they were pretty tasty. In fact, I had some again last night. They probably won't become my favorite vegetable but I do like them. If anyone has a good recipe for them, please share. : )
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