Monday, May 9, 2011

A list

I love cabbage, let me count the ways:

1. Cabbage is cheap and you can find it on your supermarket shelves at any time of year.
2. Cabbage stays crisp for 6 weeks (or longer!) in the refrigerator (also stays crisp and fresh in your backpack when you take it on a hike).
3. Raw cabbage dips into numerous things (if you are in a hurry to your unplug after yoga try it with a little peanut butter)
4. Cooked cabbage is pleasing with sausage, white beans and tomatoes in a soup; or lovely with lentils, turmeric and ginger in a dahl.
5. For a quick dinner eat cabbage raw with a fish stick and chipolte mayo on a tortilla.
6. It's very beautiful sliced open (I always buy the red kind although I think it would be better called purple).
7. It can look like a rose.
8. Chefs love it.
9. Did you know that Captain Cook took sixty barrels of fermented cabbage (sauerkraut) when he sailed around the world in the 1770s? Not one crew member developed scurvy.
10. Cabbage is an ordinary vegetable but has many layers. (I wanted to link to my post where cabbage first came up. In the meantime, you can read about onions and their many layers - while I keep looking for it.).

P.S. Check out the Twittergame today! #badquerytips I contributed my measly single tweet, but there are plenty others twittering very funny ones. Read more about it here.

19 comments:

  1. I don't know, Tina. Good list, but I still don't love cabbage. (sorry!! :)

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  2. Haha! Seriously, Kelly, can't I convince you???? :)

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  3. I'm also not a cabbage fan. I lived in Germany for a while when I was younger... I got cabbaged out! I have to agree that it has an interesting look, though.

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  4. If the Germans can't convince you, I sure can't! I'm glad you agree about the beauty. :) Thanks for visiting, Mariah!

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  5. Great post, T! And yay to still peeling away the layers a year later.

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  6. Okay, next time I shop, I'll buy cabbage!

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  7. J - yes, we should really get together to celebrate that! Yay to a whole year of this!

    Anita - You do my heart proud. :)

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  8. my mom used to cook some awful smelling cabbage dish. Ugh. I only eat it in coleslaw now. But I'll admit #4/5 sound pretty good :)

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  9. The red cabbage is DEFINITELY purple.

    Great list. And... I never knew so much about cabbage!!! I don't like cooked cabbage but I love the stuff raw!!

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  10. Also, I think you should consider my attitude about cabbage vs Kelly's attitude about cabbage before you cast your next Dance-Off vote/comment.

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  11. Marcy - I think plenty of cabbage has been over cooked by their moms and ruined for people. I am either getting my kids to love cabbage or hate it! My kids love #5. #4 is hit or miss with them. For the rest of us - num!

    Melissa - Good! I am so glad you agree. I kinda love the color! And I definitely love it raw.

    Anita - Point taken, Anita. That attitude is a serious strike against her!!!

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  12. Mmmmm, saurkraut...or coleslaw...
    yum. We had that a lot growing up. My husband... not so much. And my son is following in his dad's footsteps, so I'm the lone CabbageLover over here.

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  13. So sorry for you. :( But we can still hold out hope for your son, right? And of couse EVERYONE can admire the beauty of cabbage! I'm gonna go visit your place.

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  14. Oops, the above is for Lily Kate - worlds best name!

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  15. I love cabbage and we ate a lot of it this winter with our CSA boxes from our favorite farmers. Our fave way to prepare it - sauteed with bits of bacon, throw in sour cream and bake for a bit. YUMMY!
    Jan Morrison

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  16. Oh...and thanks so much for your dear remarks during my meltdown...
    Jan Morrison

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  17. We have a dozen cabbage starts that we'll be putting in the ground soon. I've taken cabbage on month-long kayak trips. I love it!

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  18. Jan - Bacon and Cabbage is delish together. I have a soup I make with those! And you're welcome!

    Paul - I can't wait to see pictures! A vegetable that holds up to a month log trip! yep, that's my cabbage!

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