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lazy who?: orange – miso glazed brussels sprouts with toasted pine nuts

orange-miso glazed brussels sprouts with pine nuts

As much as I’d like to think I’ve kicked some of the less fortunate habits of my childhood (a bedroom that resembled a barnyard being one of them, and the socially distressing dis-ability to execute even one proper pull-up during the Presidential Fitness Test not being one….so what?), procrastination is one stubborn little thing that always manages to seep up around my life’s seams, in one manifestation or another.

a pound of brussels sprouts, quartered

Of course, I’m not perfect, and neither, I suspect, are you – we all put off those little annoying things that tend to pop up relentlessly, whack-a-mole-style, and though I’m definitely not putting off any Science projects till the last night….at 9:30 PM (I’m still sorry for those, Mom!), I do stubbornly wait to do certain things till the last second.

squeezing the citrus

Like changing my name on my passport to match all of the other legal identification items I have that reflect my new, married, name. Who needs to bother with that? Not this girl….well, not till her dear sweet and understanding husband smiles politely as I fork over the extra $60 expedition fee in order to have the proper documentation to procure a California driver’s license while, you know, I’m like driving around in California. It’s not like I’ve had that long to deal with it……just eighteen-months….(cough)…..

a quarter cup of pine nuts

And then smaller more inane things, like making these brussels sprouts back when we were still living high in the Rockies with snow on the ground. Back when citrus was still really in season (ummm….in January sometime, me thinks?), and brussels sprouts weren’t nearing their end at the markets. The further we got away from that time the more I kept reminding myself to tell you about these miso-glazed sprouts – because they are really good. Great even.

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a new seasons start: brussels sprout & kale hash with bacon, garlic, & salted almonds

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds

Happy first day of Spring!

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds - brussels whole

It’s foggy here in San Fran, and the forecast is calling for rain, but given that my first two weeks here have held nothing but blue skies, it’s actually kind of nice to feel like it’s ok to stay inside and finish up a few things around the house. We’re about nine-tenths of the way unpacked, and I’m vowing to take every little last thing out of it’s box and find it a place.

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds - halved brussels sprouts

That’s easier said than done, as we moved from a three bedroom house (with a basement!) into a two-bedroom apartment, but nothing irks me more than staring at a cardboard box that lives in a corner filled with odds and ends, that, odds are, we don’t even need. If nothing else a move is a time for trimming and editing, and I’m trying my best to be ruthless when it comes to extraneous household whozie-whatsies that I seem to have a knack for accumulating en masse.

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds - shredding the kale

(Let the record show that to free up some valuable closet space James did suggest paring back my shoe collection; a breezy proposition that was nipped in the bud with an acerbic sideways stare from yours truly.)

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds - chopped bacon

brussels sprout and kale hash with bacon and salted almonds - chopped almonds

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