Brussels Sprout Stalk
3" x 5", pen & pencil crayon
This past fall I finally got a chance to see what Brussels Sprouts look like when they grow. It was a complete revelation to see that they grow with a slight spiral twist on stalks. I did a quick sketch of it in my new Moleskine sketchbook at the time and only just got around to completing it recently. You could say that I was kind of too chicken to mar the new Moleskine, but now I'm over it.
I cook my Brussels Sprouts cut in half and braised in a bit of water until just tender. Then I saute them with some salted butter and a bit of the remaining cooking liquid until they're cooked through. Sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper they taste amazingly fresh and delicious and not overcooked and sulphurous.