I moved to Berlin, like, three weeks ago.
Cooking at home has been unadventurous thus far (combo of lack of space to store/make things and lack of money, plus need to meet new people and therefore going for food to socialise...), but cooking at work has been challenging and interesting.
I work at a small high-end fashion label here, and we take turns to cook (though I tend to volunteer most days!) and then we all eat lunch together. Lovely!
But also, on a Tuesday, we get a big box of veg for the week, and we eat veggie meals. We've bought things to go with the veg (rice, pasta, eggs, yoghurt, curry paste, etc) but sometimes we get things we don't know what to do with - we roasted fennel last week (my first fennel experience).
Last week we got brussel sprouts (or Rosenkohl, as they call them here) - what does one do with brussel sprouts, other than eat them with Christmas dinner?!
We finally ate them today, and added them to the (masses of) leftover spinach and feta pasta from Friday.
I've got a lo-ve-ly bunch of brussel sprouts, di-di di-di
Wash 'em and chop 'em up small, and heat up a frying pan with plenty of butter in it.
Add salt and pepper and add more butter if necessary...they should be soft but with a bit of crunch on the outside.
Serve 'em as a side dish or chuck 'em in some pasta or something... (I reckon they'd be great in a stir fry and will endeavour to try this at some point in the near future.)