Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Random Fact # 8

Brussels sprouts happen to be my favourite vegetable! I adore their rich, strong flavour and I feel all the better knowing that they are very high in nutritional value. They are also known to produce sulforaphane which boosts the body's detoxification enzymes thereby helping to clear potentially carcinogenic matter more quickly from the body.
Graphite and coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook - © Serena Lewis
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22 comments:

  1. I love brussel sprouts too. I just bought a stalk of them last week and I am still eating them.

    You have captured the image very well.

    Becky

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  2. Thanks, Becky. Downunder, Brussels Sprouts are sold loose. :)

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  3. Ours are sold loose too, and if they are cooked just right, I can manage to get them down. Not my favorite, but knowing how good they are for you, we force ourselves!

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  4. I love the various green shades in this drawing: very appealing to the eyes and quite refreshing. Lovely!

    *I’ve never known anyone who love brussel sprouts until I met my husband. You are the second person. :)

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  5. I LOVE brussels sprouts. In fact, they were my very first fav. veggie when I was a little kid.

    I buy them loose too.

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  6. You and my husband :) I could do without the Sprouts, but do love your sketch.

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  7. Thanks for dropping by Kathy, Luci and Jessica. It's nice to know there are other Brussels Sprouts lovers out there as I'm sure we're in the minority.

    Jessica, funny thing is that my daughter is not a fan of vegetables at all and yet she loves Brussels Sprouts. Go figure. lol

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  8. Brussel sprouts are my least favorite vegetable, right next to lima beans (it's a texture thing) but your DRAWING of brussel sprouts is one of my new favorite things. All those overlapping leaves - fantastic!

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  9. Thanks, Martha ~ :)

    Thanks, juj! I have to laugh at your mention of lima beans because they happen to be my favourite type of bean. lol

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  10. I have always adored Brussel Sprouts, even as a child. Your sketch is wonderful.
    I started a new feature on my blog today called STAR POSTS where I'll be highlighting & adding links to various posts that catch my eye throughout each week, I have linked yours. ;)

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  11. Thanks, Anita!

    Thank you also for choosing this post for one of your star posts. I feel very honoured ~ :)

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  12. I just had brussel sprouts at a restaurant the other night and for the first time enjoyed them. And now I really enjoyed your drawing too. It's so interesting they're your favorite vegetable. For years they were my least favorite. I occasionally cooked them anyway though and my son always called them "lettuce meatballs" when he was little.

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  13. I love all the different greens in the leaves, super drawing! I had no idea that brussel sprouts grew like that - I'm not a big fan so I was never curious but that is so interesting!

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  14. Thanks, Jana. I had a chuckle at your son's name for them...maybe he equates them with cabbage rolls? :)

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  15. Serena great illustration. Neat facts. I cook a lot and find this very interesting. Neat to see this is your favorite vegetable, mine is probably the tomato or a squash.

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  16. Thanks, Felicity ~ :)

    Thanks, Boyd. It's always nice to meet a man who likes to cook. Generations ago, it was the woman's domain and, even today, my Mum hates Dad in the kitchen ~ :)

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  17. I do think a lot of kids would rather play around with them on their plates rather than eat them...lol...thanks for dropping by, spinning girl. :)

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  18. I also love brussels sprouts-great sketching you did here1 i missed so many posts of yours...
    ronell

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  19. I'm glad you dropped by, Ronell. No worries, I don't always get the chance to visit other blogs as often as I would like to but then I have the fun of catching up with their posts when I do. Thanks for your comment and it's always nice to find another Brussels Sprouts lover. :)

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  20. Hi Serena! Thanks for coming to see me on my blog! I have seen you over at Stapeliads blog!!! Your art work is AMAZING! I love the whales tail!!! Just wanted to tell you that my favorite vegetable is the brussell sprout! Rest of my family hates them, so i have to cook them for myself only!
    Julie

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  21. Hi Julie! Thanks for returning the visit and for the lovely comments. I'm glad to see my post has brought out another Brussels Sprout lover. :)

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