All Brussels sprouts are good for…
Ah, the Brussels sprout – probably the most maligned vegetable of them all. I myself cannot stand them. Never have. As a child, when forced to eat one at the Christmas dinner table, I was so repulsed I threw up on the roast potatoes. I think that’s the last time I was in close proximity to this foul beast of the vegetable world. (I hasten to add I’m not a fussy eater, I’m a supertaster. Yes, that’s a thing – and a rather fantastic excuse!)
But – everything’s changed this year and I bought my first-ever bunch of sprouts on the stalk last week. Not to eat. Oh no, that would be way too normal. I believe I’ve found the only use for the sprout, which I think will be emulated up and down the country for Christmases to come. Check out my sprouty wreath, it’s the bomb!
Here’s how to work the sprout magic:
– Wreath ring and oasis
– Lots of leaves (I foraged for mine in the local park)
– Spray paint (I went with bronze)
– Brussels sprouts (Two bushels were enough for my wreath)
– Florist’s wire
– Dry out your leaves and then coat with spray paint
– Once dry, stuff into the outer edge of the oasis, padding out as you go so there aren’t any holes
– Stick some wire into a sprout and attach it to the oasis, continuing until you have no room for any more.
Job done! How very festive!