Nothing I Can Do About it Now

February 22, 2008

If you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.

Filed under: Uncategorized — dregina @ 4:28 pm

I don’t even know what to do with you Brussels Sprout people.  Has a vegetable ever been so defended?  Isn’t there another cause out there more worthy of  promulgation? 

I mean, I like the little guys ok, but even roasted I find them lacking in…….vitality. They have neither the friendly verve of the roasted beet, nor the amiable sweetness of the roasted carrot. They are bitter little cabbages, even after being given 40 minutes in a hot oven to think about the meaning of life. Yeah, I said it.

Now, Cristian. Cristian is a Brussels Sprout person. Sometimes, even before this local eating endeavor,  I bought us Brussels Sprouts for dinner, because I am a loving and selfless person who also knows how to set things up so I don’t have to do the dishes. On Brussels Sprouts nights, Cristian all but rolls on the dining room floor with anticipation and excitement. So don’t think I haven’t been proselytized when it comes to Brussels Sprouts.  I have heard it all.



  1. Are you going to celebrate the end of Lent (is that…Easter?) by, like, going to Chick-Fil-A and ordering a 12-pack of nuggets and waffle fries and a big Coke?

    Comment by Joy — February 22, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  2. “Plant phytonutrients found in Brussels sprouts enhance the activity of the body’s natural defense systems to protect against disease, including cancer. Scientists have found that sulforaphane, one of the powerful glucosinolate phytonutrients found in Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables, boosts the body’s detoxification enzymes, potentially by altering gene expression, thus helping to clear potentially carcinogenic substances more quickly.”

    -the web

    Comment by p$ — February 22, 2008 @ 9:04 pm

  3. That’s why I eat broccoli and cauliflower. (cheese optional… 🙂

    Comment by missyann — February 23, 2008 @ 2:28 pm

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