Glad you've joined the group and I hope you enjoy the Rocket half as much as I have. Are you near Brussels? I spent several vacations there and always enjoyed the Grand Place (where I had my first cup of coffee with a chocolate liquor floating in it) and being a musician, I loved visiting the MIM.
I had a bit of problem the first time. The Gendarme didn't speak English but only Dutch, Flemish, German and French. I spoke English and a small amount of German. That day I learned several hand gestures I'd never used before. What great people, beautiful lace and heavenly chocolate!
The reason I really like Brussels Sprouts is they are easy to grow (have 5 or 6 plants in the garden right now) and they keep right on growing all winter here in Michigan. Actually, sprouts that are picked in cold weather have a better flavor. I like mine steamed until tender and topped with real creamery butter, a little salt and ground pepper.
Of course I like wilted lettuce, breaded, fried geeen tomatoes, fried balogna filled with mashed potatoes and cucumber sandwhiches too.