|The biggest cabbage I have ever held in my hand. Look at the veins!|
There was much anticipation amongst my friends who eagerly signed up ahead of time for the boxes. What will they put into it? Their beautiful lettuce greens that they are known for? Their beets and small broccoli? Any leftover squashes from the fall? Flowers?? The excitement was compounded by there only being 35 available boxes, all selling out! What a good sign!
So here is a peak at the first box! In it was a beautiful fall kabocha pumpkin, a huge cabbage, carrots, a basket of Brussels sprouts, a large serving of dark green chicory( far right), radicchio (behind the treviso) and treviso (right in front). There was also three onions and watermelon radishes that are hiding under the enormous cabbage. I also got to pick out my own bouquet of flowers that were waiting in buckets on a metal cart.
I am looking forward to making a nice big hearty soup with some of the cabbage and my mother has dibs on the other half....she too loves adding it to everything. Years ago, when I lived in the Haight area of San Francisco and was living in an attic apt with a very compromised kitchen, I made the most delicious stuffed cabbage. It was a Polish recipe and I was probably trying to impress my Polish boyfriend at the time. It had barley in it and I don't know what else. I think its time to make that again, but this time for my Irish husband. Does anyone have a favorite stuffed cabbage recipe?
Happy Winter Cooking!