Sunday, February 1, 2009

Brussels Sprouts and Alex

For several years, Nancy and I have gone to the Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California. We usually try to go when Alex Anderson is teaching because we have so much fun together. One of our favorite evening traditions is to go to Passionfish, an incredible restaurant. Passionfish serves wonderful dishes that I've never had anywhere else. For the appetizer or salad, Nancy quite often chooses the fried green olives--they are yummy, and Alex and I choose a brussels sprout salad--very delicious! Over the years, I have tried to duplicate it and have not perfected it but have liked my version.

Well, a couple of Saturdays ago, Alex called the store to see if Nancy or I were there because she wanted to make the brussels sprouts salad for dinner that evening. Marge, who took the call, called me to ask if I could call her back. So, with my new title--Brussels Sprout Help Line--I called her back with a couple of recipes. I don't know if she tried any but a few days later I was reading the Feb/March 2009 Food Network Magazine, and lo and behold check out what's pictured on page 132. I think you will agree that the timing was perfect--maybe they got the idea from Alex herself. : )

Unfortunately, Nancy and I are not going to Alex's session this year--we're so sorry Alex. So no brussels sprouts salad for me. : (

Be sure to read the post below to see how you might win that great basket of goodies for a Valentine's present.

Thanks for reading,
Lynda

9 comments:

Susan McCannon said...

Hi Lynda,

I love Brussels Sprouts and am always looking for new recipes to prepare them. Would you be willing to share your recipe with me or your readers?

I am working on my daughter's graduation quilt tonight. I am a few (several) months behind - she graduated in June 2008. But I am making progress and so far happy with the result. Once I get it done I will need fabric for the next project. So, hopefully I will see you sometime soon.

Susan McCannon
mccannon_susan@yahoo.com

Diane Kelly said...

Hi, Lydia,
What a clever idea for an easy and unique place card holder. Thanks for sharing it!

I also enjoy the videos on your blog, particularly the Shiva paintsticks demostration. I want to try it on my next art quilt.
Diane Kelly
kellybenefits@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hello
I am finding these postings both interesting and helpful. I am very new to this and usually use what little xtra time I have to make an additional block or two on my quilt in progress. Since brussel sprouts are one of my favorites I would love the recipe too.
Paulette
j44kmbo2@aol.com

Bud & Karen said...

Visiting your warm, welcoming, colorful, inspiring shop is always a joy and your staff is outstanding. You get our creative juices flowing. Thank you.

Lynda said...

Hi Susan,
I simply brown some bacon or pancetta in a frying pan and then add shredded brussels sprouts, shredded carrots and either raisins or craisins. Just before serving I sprinkle a little lemon juice over it. It is yummy!

terificreations said...

That's just classic!

Teri

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