Boy, These Sure Do Stink Up a Place

@Corbin5 (119171)
United States
April 9, 2017 12:58pm CST
My mother would never cook broccoli or Brussels sprouts if company were coming to our home. Mom was right about how the cooking of Brussels sprouts or broccoli can really leave an unpleasant odor that hangs around a house for a very long time. I cooked Brussels sprouts yesterday and had to put scented wax cubes in 3 warmer units to camouflage the smell of those Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts and broccoli are my favorite veggies, but like Mom, I will never cook them on a day company is expected. PU!
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• United States
9 Apr 17
I love broccoli but not a fan of Brussels sprouts. However my daughter loves Brussels sprouts and usually roasts them in the oven. They do have a bit of a smell but nothing that would make me stop cooking them.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
It sure did smell in here yesterday, but glad I had the warmer units to mask it. Whew!
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@Lupita234 Yes, just glad it tastes good to me.
@Happy2BeMe (75375)
• Canada
9 Apr 17
I love Brussels sprouts but yes they do leave a lingering smell.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
That smell seems to hang around for such a long time.
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@Happy2BeMe (75375)
• Canada
9 Apr 17
@Corbin5 it sure does. Cabbage and fish do that too
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@Happy2BeMe Maybe I could grill the broccoli outside in tinfoil. Not sure about cabbage. I do have my husband cook fish on the grill due to the smell that won't go away.
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
9 Apr 17
Right you are! Great stink but also great taste.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Yes, I really enjoyed them, but sure did have a lingering odor in this house for quite a while.
@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
9 Apr 17
@Corbin5 The next time you buy these vegetables buy also a can of air freshener. Opening windows is not enough.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
@MALUSE Will do!!!
@RasmaSandra (20312)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Apr 17
I really love both of these veggies and never worry about the smell. Just love to eat them.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Well, I was the only one here, so the odor only offended me. Thank goodness.
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
10 Apr 17
Love those veggies too , but they sure stink up a place while cooking.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@marlina Oh well, for health purposes I will continue to cook those little stinkers.
@topffer (36363)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
9 Apr 17
I buy them in canned boxes times to times, but I never cook them.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Well, the cooking of them would leave you with a house filled with an odor most would not like at all. I think I am sort of done cooking them for a while.
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@topffer (36363)
• Djibouti, Djibouti
9 Apr 17
@Corbin5 I know the odor, easy to get, not easy to remove
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@sharon6345 (141735)
• United States
9 Apr 17
I never had the little round ones but I have broccoli in and they don't stink up my house
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Yes, broccoli is not as bad as Brussels sprouts. I think I won't cook Brussels sprouts again anytime soon.
• United States
9 Apr 17
I know! I love them both and cabbage but never serve it for company! Haha! I have a strong memory of smelling a horrible smell when I arrived at my aunts and finding out it was the Brussels sprouts!
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
Well, you and I will remember not to cook these things if others are expected. I love cooked cabbage too.
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@moffittjc (46045)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Apr 17
I love cooking brussel sprouts, but you are so right in that they smell up the house pretty badly! Just for that reason alone I don't eat them as often as I'd like to!
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@Lupita234 Yes, good for health.
@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@moffittjc I go easy on them too due to the odor that clings!
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@moffittjc (46045)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Apr 17
@Corbin5 I think it's safe to say we all go easy on them due to the smell! lol
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• United States
9 Apr 17
Oh I cook them both whenever I like. I will tell visitors that the odor was from healthy cooking though.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Well, I like that idea. Healthy does stink sometimes.
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• United States
13 Apr 17
@Corbin5 lets others know you eat well. LOL
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
13 Apr 17
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9 Apr 17
@corbin5 never tried Brussels Sprouts but do love broccoli, too! Thanks for reminding me I have a bag of cut one already to steam!
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, eat that broccoli, my friend. I need my buddy as healthy as can be!!!
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@Marty1 (36847)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Apr 17
@Corbin5 I will eat it for sure tonight for dinner! I will try to be as healthy as I could get!
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
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@Juliaacv (34123)
• Canada
9 Apr 17
Those vegetables do leave quite the "aroma" in the house. We're having asparagus for supper tonight, I'll steam it just lightly and then my husband can grill it out on the grill.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
9 Apr 17
My husband loves asparagus and I think he cooks it on the grill too. Wonder if broccoli and Brussels sprouts can be cooked on the grill?
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@Juliaacv I am going to try the grill brushed with butter like you suggested. We have a George Foreman outdoor grill that is electric and Teflon coated, and no food falls through. I bought that kind since no one would ever clean our other grill or return a gas tank except me.
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@LeaPea2417 (22370)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Apr 17
I love Brussels Sprouts , but I don't cook them as often as I would like because my husband and kids don't like them that much.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, sometimes other family members do not like to eat what we like, but sometimes we just have to cook our favorites.
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@LeaPea2417 (22370)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Apr 17
@Corbin5 That is true and sometimes I do buy them and cook them for myself.
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@garymarsh6 (14502)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 17
I love Sprouts but am not a lover of Broccoli. I think sometimes cauliflower and even cabbage can smell quite nasty. I guess it depends on which way you cook them. If they are boiled they smell quite foul but stir fried they can be quite exotic smelling especially if you add spices or herbs to them
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
I think I will try the stir-fry method. It took a long time for that smell to leave my home.
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@garymarsh6 (14502)
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 17
@Lupita234 You have good taste then Jesus
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Apr 17
Taste of them is out of this World I love them and they love me. Artichokes is another favourite of mine. Yes they are a bit scented but nothing more than that. What about Cabbage then?
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Well, I have never cooked cabbage, but I love it when it is served to me. I think I might try cooking on the outdoor grill by wrapping the veggies in foil and adding a bit of butter and water.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Apr 17
@Corbin5 You could try that and see how you get on with it. Might come out with a lovely taste I would imagine.
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@snowy22315 (54159)
• United States
10 Apr 17
I never really noticed that about broccoli and brussels sprouts. The thing I don't like cooking in the house is salmon. It isn't that bad in the oven, but cooking it in the microwave is a nightmare. I prefer to do my salmon cooking outside on the grill.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, I make my husband cook any fish on the grill. I may try to wrap the stinky veggies in foil and cook those on the grill too.
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@andriaperry (60984)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Apr 17
I love them also but Tony keeps accusing me of farting.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, there is that darn fart-factor!!!
@sjvg1976 (18403)
• Delhi, India
10 Apr 17
I don't like both of them. That's good as sometimes odor of the things don t make us to eat them.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
That is good. Since you do not like them, your house won't stink like mine did!!
@TRBRocks420 (84239)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Apr 17
I have never been a big fan of either.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
Yes, many do not like those two veggies at all.
@UncleJoe (11185)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
10 Apr 17
A similar aroma occurs when cooking collards or cabbage. They makes folks in the kitchen look at each other funny.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
@UncleJoe Yes, and the key is to always state, "It's not me!" I had my 8th-grade students convinced women do not pass gas due to made-up scientific information by me. Then they came in with stories of their mothers passing gas. Never told their moms about this.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Apr 17
I haven't noticed broccoli smelling and neither of us like Brussels sprouts so that's good.
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@Corbin5 (119171)
• United States
10 Apr 17
You are a fortunate one, my friend. I should plug up my nose when doing this type of veggie-cooking.
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