Brussels Sprouts resemble mini cabbages and get sweeter as the weather gets cooler.
This wonderful cold weather brassica is a variation of cabbage that grows numerous small heads along a tall stalk. Brussels sprouts are slightly bitter in flavor, which is mellowed with cooking and balanced by a sweet flavor brought on with the cool weather.
Brussels Sprouts can be steamed, boiled or roasted. They can be cooked whole, halved, quartered or shaved, after a few outer leaves are removed. They can be roasted in butter or olive oil seasoned with herbs or nuts. If you're an omnivore, try tossing roasted brussels sprouts with crispy bacon pieces.
Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.