Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Lure of the Cabbage

I love going to the market and seeing all the colors and shapes of vegetables and flowers and people.  Usually I take my camera and capture whatever catches my eye.  But today I decided to just enjoy everything with my friend and buy some tomatoes and and flowers. 

Of course I took a large bag and before my trip was over I had 3 bags full.  I knew that would happen didn't you? 

As I turned a corner and went up another aisle, I was stopped by a cabbage with the largest ruffliest leaves I have ever seen.  I said, 'I want that!  I want to take a picture of it.'  Remember, I had no camera!  The lady in the stall offered to take off the big outer leaves so I would have a normal size cabbage.  I almost grabbed it out of her hands!  'No!! Those leaves are why I want it!"  So she carefully handed my the cabbage and I got it into a plastic bag.   We left soon after that with my bag full of tomatoes, squash, 6 large sunflowers and my ruffled cabbage!  On the way home I imagined jewelry designs I could make inspired by the distinct veins and ruffles.  That will be another post!

Yes, I immediately took pictures when I got home.  I enjoyed looking at the ruffles and the rhythm of those large - at least 15" across- deep green leaves.  

Knowing the cabbage had to fit into the refrigerator, I carefully cut the big outer leaves off.  What to do with them?  I simply could not throw them out. 






Out came the cookbooks and then the recipes on the computer.  Thank you Wasabimon.com and Martha Stewart!  On the Wasabimon site I found Martha Stewart's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe.  This is not a cooking blog but I had to share the results of the 'Lure of the Cabbage'!

  
Yummy!  Cabbage Rolls, Beets, Green Beans


Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Lure of the Cabbage

I love going to the market and seeing all the colors and shapes of vegetables and flowers and people.  Usually I take my camera and capture whatever catches my eye.  But today I decided to just enjoy everything with my friend and buy some tomatoes and and flowers. 

Of course I took a large bag and before my trip was over I had 3 bags full.  I knew that would happen didn't you? 

As I turned a corner and went up another aisle, I was stopped by a cabbage with the largest ruffliest leaves I have ever seen.  I said, 'I want that!  I want to take a picture of it.'  Remember, I had no camera!  The lady in the stall offered to take off the big outer leaves so I would have a normal size cabbage.  I almost grabbed it out of her hands!  'No!! Those leaves are why I want it!"  So she carefully handed my the cabbage and I got it into a plastic bag.   We left soon after that with my bag full of tomatoes, squash, 6 large sunflowers and my ruffled cabbage!  On the way home I imagined jewelry designs I could make inspired by the distinct veins and ruffles.  That will be another post!

Yes, I immediately took pictures when I got home.  I enjoyed looking at the ruffles and the rhythm of those large - at least 15" across- deep green leaves.  

Knowing the cabbage had to fit into the refrigerator, I carefully cut the big outer leaves off.  What to do with them?  I simply could not throw them out. 






Out came the cookbooks and then the recipes on the computer.  Thank you Wasabimon.com and Martha Stewart!  On the Wasabimon site I found Martha Stewart's Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe.  This is not a cooking blog but I had to share the results of the 'Lure of the Cabbage'!

  
Yummy!  Cabbage Rolls, Beets, Green Beans