IN SEASON: October, November
It's no surprise that Brussel sprouts look like perfect miniature versions of cabbage since they are closely related, both belong to the Brassica family of vegetables. Brussels sprouts grow in bunches of 20 to 40 on the stem of a plant that grows from two to three feet tall.
Keep brussels sprouts refrigerated (32-36°F), storing in a perforated plastic bag to retain moisture.
Unless they are very small, it is good to slice them crosswise into thirds or quarters and include any whole leaves that have fallen to the side during the trimming--this way they will roast more evenly. Great as a snack, as a meal itself, or how about sliced thin on a pizza over a bed of crumbled gorgonzola-yum!