Well having sorted out one technical issue another popped up. IT is not my strong suit so I do tend to struggle with solving problems. It turns out a new laptop was all I needed!
So at long last, here is the latest issue of SteamedUp.
Issue 3 Brussels sprouts
Now don’t moan and stop reading. Until very recently I did all I could to avoid eating Brussels sprouts. It was only when my chef friend made this recipe that I changed my opinion. My husband has always loved them. For his birthday or special occasions I would buy some just for him. I’d try not to overcook them as that causes bitterness and serve them with olive oil and salt. I should have thought about this earlier but really, what doesn’t taste good when served with butter, bacon or as gratin?
So, now I am a convert. When you steam the peeled leaves of the Brussels sprouts, they can be quite sweet. Sometimes I leave out the bacon and serve the steamed leaves with croutons with roast pork. Very nice!
There are a few other vegetables and foods that I tend to avoid: parsnips, turnips, sago. As I reflect back, the problem may not have been the food but rather the way it was cooked. I grew up in the late 60’s and 70’s and the way we cooked at home was very different to how we cook now. And I thank multiculturalism for it!
Not sure I’m ready to give Tripe a go. That’s going to take a while I think. A long while.
The latest issue can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.