Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Brussel Sprouts and Pirates.
I may have had a useful idea, or the train of my thoughts may be way off track. I don't really mind, either way.
As I was preparing Brussels sprouts for the lunch menu this weekend, it occurred to me that August is not Brussels sprout season. Thought number two: who thinks enough of Brussels sprouts to push cultivation and ship them in from some foreign clime? Cherries at Christmas, I understand. Asparagus year round, we now take for granted, but mundane little green Brussels sprouts. Talk about a niche market!
Thought number three. Images of ocean going containers full of Brussels sprouts and the subsequent surprise on a Pirate's face when he discovers what he has hi-jacked. The conversation with the foreign government expected to negotiate the release, for ransom. The loud raspberry said foreign diplomat sends down the satellite phone link. A noise he has refrained from making since he went to Diplomat school. A new found respect for a previously under appreciated vegetable.