A Lil’ Sprout

When I was a child, my mother would try her damnedest to get me to eat my veggies. I had no problem eating [canned] peas, corn, and green beans. But anything else? Good luck, Charlie.

Since moving in with my husband (boyfriend at the time), I have had the…pleasure… of eating those wackadoo vegetables my mom had tried so hard to get me to eat.

At my office in Korea, our ajumma (아줌마) would cook all sorts of [scary] things. From rehydrated fish soup, to filleted angler fish.


I also delved into the wide world of veggies. Broccoli and mushrooms in particular. The ajumma used amazingly delicious and FRESH vegetables. My mom had made the freezer variety. So no wonder I disliked them. Freezer does NOT equal fresh. There’s really no comparison.

Since moving back to the US, I’ve continued to “retry” previously detested veggies. Including one of the sides of tonight’s dinner: Brussels sprouts. Not too bad, actually. Jason roasted them up with a sprinkling of pepper and season salt. And they are pretty cool looking on their ‘vine‘ as well.



Thanks, Jen for this weeks WIAW!


6 thoughts on “A Lil’ Sprout”

  1. If only I could get my husband to adopt your attitude. Frozen peas and corn, plus fresh carrots are all he’ll eat. Fresh carrots, yum. Frozen peas and corn – yuk. He even rejected the peas I grew in the backyard over the bag in the freezer. And if I try to sneak anything else in, he picks it out no matter how small it is (we’re talking microscopic strands). I married a seven-year-old!

  2. I just made roasted brussel sprouts for the first time last weekend. I mixed them with a tiny bit of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar before putting them in the oven. They turned out soooo much better than steamed (which I tend to over cook). Yum! Try roasted cauliflower (with just a little salt). It is another one of my new favs!

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