RDP Friday: Sprout

I went out in the garden to find a sprout and lo and behold I found many sprouts. It is sprouting everywhere at the moment, despite the snow that falls now and again. The red sprouts are the first ones to venture their sprouty heads out of the ground. Some time in the next few weeks they will turn green and eventually, hopefully at whitsun, they will flower. They are the beginnings of my peony crop. In German they are called Pfingstrosen meaning translated Whit roses.

RDP Friday: Sprout

RDP Wednesday: Sprout

Brussel Sprout

An ode to a brussel sprout I am sure no-one has written
I know not everyone likes them and so are not so smitten
My mum always cooked them with the Sunday roasted meat
For me they were too soft and squidgy, and so I did not eat
One day I had my own family and had to cook the food
I discovered in the Winter months that brussel sprouts I should include
And so I removed outside leaves and boiled them in the water
Mr. Swiss said he did not like them, but I cooked them how I ought to
Not boiling them for half an hour was how my mum would do it
My timing was for 10 minutes applying my own true wit
Now they became a family favourite because they had a bite
It seemed my method did credit to the sprouts and I was cooking it right
A Christmas turkey must have its sprout, it belongs on the festive plate
And now the family fight for the last one, the sprout now carries its weight

Brussel sprouts 16.01 (1)

RDP Wednesday: Sprout