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    #11

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    I didn't know there was anything worse than Brussel sprouts, period.
    Ah, well, I'm one of those weirdos who loves them! Steamed for about 4 minutes, no longer. Drizzled with a little butter or olive oil and fresh black pepper. Yum.
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    #12

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    Brussels Sprouts are a noble vegetable.

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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, well, I'm one of those weirdos who loves them! Steamed for about 4 minutes, no longer. Drizzled with a little butter or olive oil and fresh black pepper. Yum.
    You are not alone, ems. I have been known to harvest myself a generous portion of bruckles, bar all methods of access to my flat and boil (I'm a quick boiler rather than a steamer) them secretly. Then, at the right moment, liberally apply the pepper and butter and mmmmmmm! Fresh young broad beans are a close second, but clearly second.

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    #14

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    How lovely for you all.
    (Miss Manners says to say this instead of "You are out of your ever-loving minds.")

    However, I'll still make you risotto, and you can have it al dente or mushy, as you choose, if you come to visit. Just don't expect those round green balls to be on the plate.
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    #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How lovely for you all.
    (Miss Manners says to say this instead of "You are out of your ever-loving minds.")

    However, I'll still make you risotto, and you can have it al dente or mushy, as you choose, if you come to visit. Just don't expect those round green balls to be on the plate.
    Thanks, al dente please.

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    #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How lovely for you all.
    (Miss Manners says to say this instead of "You are out of your ever-loving minds.")

    However, I'll still make you risotto, and you can have it al dente or mushy, as you choose, if you come to visit. Just don't expect those round green balls to be on the plate.
    I can honestly say I have never put Brussels sprouts in risotto! And I'll take my risotto and my pasta al dente please (but creamy risotto, not wet).

    This thread is making me very hungry.
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    #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Just don't expect those round green balls to be on the plate.
    I am well known in my part of town for my r.g.b.

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    #18

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    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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