A local farmer is selling brussels sprouts on the stem. I bought a stem since I like for local farmers to make money, and it looked really fascinating. And yes, I like them. Got it home before I realized there is no way to fit the thing into the frij. Since nights are about refrigerator temperature, I hung it in a bag out on the porch. That works! And oh, my, those sprouts are so fresh and tasty! Have had them at two meals today. Thinking the stem is probably good for shredding into slaw. Anyone here done that?