It's the season for brussels sprouts


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14/12/2012 at 08:59

So if it's genetic it's not their fault that they do not appreciate the sprout in all its little, round and flatulence-inducing glory. Does that mean that we can't hate these poor people but we can point at them with pity?

14/12/2012 at 09:58
Cinders wrote (see)
PB. But why is Christmas all about food? Something I've never understood


Because Christmas is a broadly a Christianised version of the Pagan midwinter festival (December 21st, winter solstice) which  was celebrated by feasting and gift giving (sadly the sacrifices bit seems to have fallen by the wayside) 

So you could say it was about grub before it was about anything else.

Things like holly, Ivy, mistletoe and pine also come from the Pagan tradition.



Edited: 14/12/2012 at 09:58
14/12/2012 at 10:02
Muttley - how did you other half cope last night after you consumed so many little, round, flatulence-inducing green balls of poo ?
14/12/2012 at 10:41

Muttley yes we should feel pity for those poor people, robbed of such pleasure just for having faulty genes (as opposed to farty jeans??!!)

14/12/2012 at 12:19
carterusm wrote (see)
Muttley - how did you other half cope last night after you consumed so many little, round, flatulence-inducing green balls of poo ?

Ah, well, Mrs Muttley was given her marching orders 10 years ago and there is no OH at present. That fact and my consumption of brussels sprouts could possibly be connected, who knows? I could have done with some ballast last night because I had to tether the duvet to prevent it from floating away by itself

seren nos    pirate
14/12/2012 at 13:12

so you eat you weight in brussel sprouts and then wonder why you sleep alone

14/12/2012 at 19:25
Sprouts, cut vertically into halves, then cooked in a Thai red curry sauce. Back of the net.
14/12/2012 at 19:42

Shred them then toss in a little bit of butter and olive oil, season, add a splash of vegetable (or chicken/turkey) stock, add as much grated nutmeg as you like then reduce the stock until its gone.  Perfect with any rich meat, like turkey, beef or venison. 

I have a minor addiction to sprouts and being a lady (really, I am), I never trump.  Not ever.  And if I did, which I don't, they would smell like Chanel.  But I don't, so there.

14/12/2012 at 21:52
I made brussel sprout soup once, it was great!
14/12/2012 at 22:38

I love sprouts. In fact, I like most green foods. Spinach, brocolli, avocados, pesto, ....

15/12/2012 at 03:23

I also love brussel sprouts with salt on lovely.

Edited: 15/12/2012 at 03:23
15/12/2012 at 10:24

Love sprouts - steamed, stir fried with muchrooms and chestnuts and garlic and soy sauce - good side dish - fried bubble and squeak styleee - beautiful little vegetable

16/12/2012 at 17:31

I love brussell sprouts. Sprout soup is really tasty. And brussell tops - really yummy! Waitrose has red sprouts and the matching tops at the mo. As Muttley, guy ropes on the duvet are essential at this time of the year!

16/12/2012 at 17:51
Just done a pan of sprout to go with tonight's roast beef. Yummy
16/12/2012 at 20:09

Pub "xmas lunch" today -- with two count them two sprouts. Tsk

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