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It is a subject that cuts across party lines, class distinctions and educational background. Even Republicans have been known to disagree about this (although in hushed tones and never in the presence of Ari Fleischer). The religious right is torn apart when it come to this. Even the Green Party threatens to come apart at the seams. Again.

It is time to bring this debate out into the open. It is time to tell us where you stand. I am speaking, as you probably guessed, of brussels sprouts!

Don't be shy. Let's lay our cards on the table, once and for all.

-- Little Nipper (, December 13, 2001


They suck.

-- (yuck@eww.gross), December 13, 2001.


The be my fav-or-rite vegetable. People cover them with sauces of all kinds. They are great alone. Without a doubt they are as close as ye gets to paradise.This is a hard place to grow them. The store now has them on the stem. You can break your own off.

Best Wishes,,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, December 13, 2001.

I'm with you, Z. But the opposition is strong. Witness the old folk saying, "If wishes were brussels sprouts, beggars would rather beg."

Nor does religion provide insight into this question. When a hundred Christians were asked: When confronted by a steaming platter of brussels sprouts with hollandaise, what would Jesus do?, fully 63% responded, "He'd turn them into a steaming platter of sweet, buttered corn on the cob. Duh."

-- Little Nipper (, December 13, 2001.

After thinking deeply, I have decided: Why eat brussels sprouts when you can eat cauliflower (of the same nutricious vegetable family).

-- Peter Errington (, December 13, 2001.

You know I think brussel sprouts are AOK. I couldn't eat them often, but once in awhile. AND if you're making a steaming pot of vegetable soup, halve them and cook in the soup. Add tomatoes to the soup as well. ; )

Hey I'm hungry

-- (cin@cin.cin), December 13, 2001.

Well, as an English lady I met once on a Carribean cruise said, "My, they're a bit breezy!"

-- Aunt Bee (, December 13, 2001.

Brussel sprouts are delicious raw. Kinda like a delicate cabbage with a different sweetness. Cooked? Don't want to be in the same town when that happens. The smell! Same with cauliflower & spinach.

-- Carlos (, December 13, 2001.

I rather like brussels sprouts. In my book, they're just a whisker below broccoli.

LN, your post on the Texanisms thread had me completely fooled as to your own leanings. LOL!

-- David L (, December 13, 2001.

I'm with YOU. I love brussel sprouts.

Unfortunately, I live in a mixed marriage. My wife hates them. She makes me cook them when she's not in the kitchen; she doesn't even like the smell. :)



-- Stephen M. Poole (, December 13, 2001.

The Bush-NWO cabal is conspiring to corner the brussels sprouts market!

-- (, December 14, 2001.

I would not eat them in my house.

I would not try them with a mouse.

I would try them, you will see.

IF they are prepared by our own Z.

-- helen (maybe@if.Z.serves), December 14, 2001.

Why are you all eating the children of our friends in Belgium?

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), December 14, 2001.

I've never heard of mad-brussel sprouts' disease.

-- (, December 14, 2001.

Brussels Sprouts make excellent projectiles...

Dodgin' the nasty green balls...

The Dog

-- The Dog (, December 14, 2001.

Try this…….

Take a medium sized microwave safe bowl and line the bottom with a triple layer of Scott towels. Run some water into the bowl and soak the towels real good without any ‘excess’ water in the bottom.

On a cutting board with a sharp knife, remove the bottom ‘stem core’ from each sprout, and quarter the remaining ‘bud’. Place these ¼ pieces in the bowl until full. Sprinkle seasoning of choice along with a small amount of vinegar over the sprout pieces.

Cover the bowl tightly with a good grade of shrink-wrap.

Puncture the wrap with a fork in two or three places and microwave on high for 6 minutes.

Carefully remove the wrap and dump the sprouts into a serving container of choice. Slap some butter on these puppies and chow down.

-- So (, December 14, 2001.

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