Monday, October 14, 2013

The Cabbage that Ate Sturbridge, MA…

A couple of days ago I got a call from our neighbor Doug.  He told me that they had an extra cabbage from their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that they couldn’t use.  They had gotten two, each the size of a basketball and there is only so much cabbage soup he, Sharon and Nick wanted to eat.  Besides it wouldn't fit in their refrigerator.  Did I want a cabbage?
 
Well, in my opinion, Doug isn’t really given to hyperbole, but the day he called and asked if I wanted a few hot peppers, I ended up with enough frozen hot peppers for a whole winter’s worth of chili and then some.  And we eat a lot of chili in this household.  But a cabbage the size of a BASKETBALL?  Yeah, right. Okay, I said, I’ll take it.  I love cabbage roasted, cabbage rolls, corned beef and cabbage...  I could find something to do with it.

Last night, while we were watching the Red Sox game, Doug came in and dumped the cabbage in my lap.  That cabbage, my friends, is the biggest, heaviest cabbage I’ve ever seen.  Thanks, Doug!  I guess I had better get my cabbage recipes out.  We now have enough cabbage to feed a small village.

Meanwhile, I decided that I should take some pictures of this monster veggie.  I don’t think that it is the biggest cabbage ever grown by a long shot, but it’s big enough to warrant a few pictures.

At first I thought that a baseball would be a good gauge of the size of this thing.  But then I realized that a lot of people might not know how big a baseball is.


So… With Evan’s assistance, we convinced Olive the pug to stand next to the cabbage.  She weighs about 25 pounds and may stand slightly taller, but she’s got nothing on this cabbage.


But, you know, while I was looking at it, I decided that it really is a beautiful specimen.


But I'm not going to name it.  Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to eat it.


17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

laughing out loud at olive!!!

i see slaw in your future. my folks would have made some really great sauerkraut...

Lydia Martin said...

I love Olive's expression. Cabbage is good...love coleslaw. There is a cabbage currently renting a space in my fridge...think I'll make some slaw tonight...LOL! Great pics

Sandra said...

hard to type while rolling on floor laughing, NAME it has me giggling like crazy. it is a beauty and the biggest i have ever seen and Olive sooo adorable looking at it.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Of course, you could host a cabbage naming post and see what creative things folks come up with. You could also just make come recipes with it and show them in future posts...such possibilities, Barbara.

barbara l. hale said...

I love the idea of people naming the cabbage. Only a little of her is going into the oven tonight.

kat from ky. said...

I love cabbage everything, but I admit thst cabbage could rule Boston!! Too funny with Olive!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Thank you for making me laugh! Yes, best not to name it. Olive looks rather unimpressed by it.

Coleslaw, boiled cabbage, stuffed cabbage, . . . . :-)

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The Furry Gnome said...

Catching up after a bit, good to check in. Love that header photo.

Debbie said...

hehe, what a cute picture of olive!!

that cabbage would make a huge bowl of cole slaw....so, yes don't name it!!

Brian King said...

Good grief! That really IS one big cabbage! You wouldn't eat it if you named it? Wait. Why would you name a cabbage in the first place? LOL! :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a huge cabbage. Have fun cooking up a storm with it. :)

magda said...

Αγαπητή μου φίλη Barbara
Τι χιουμοριστικό ρεπορτάζ και υπέροχες φωτογραφίες!!!
Μου άρεσε πολύ η Olive!!!
Υπέροχο λάχανο.
Εμείς στην Ελλάδα έχουμε μια ωραία συνταγή, για μεγάλα φύλλα από λάχανο. Ρίχνουμε τα φύλλα σε βραστό νερό για να μαλακώσουν, και μετά τα γεμίζουμε με κιμά, κρεμμυδάκι και λίγο ρύζι.
Και τελειώνουμε με κρέμα αυγολέμονο.
Καλή σας όρεξη!!!
Συγνώμη που χάθηκα, είμαστε όλοι καλά, αλλά τα καλοκαίρια δεν έχω χρόνο για το κομπιούτερ, γιατί έρχονται τα παιδιά και η εγγονή και κάθονται 3 μήνες.
Πολλά φιλιά και καλό φθινόπωρο!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, barbara, wow!
that second shot is just perfect!
soo cute! made me laugh.
lol at olive!

Rose said...

It is huge!

Sandra said...

barbra, your email has been hacked. i just got an email saying you are stranded in the Ukraine asking for money... i forwarded it to you at your email address.

Sandra said...

that is the biggest i have ever seen... wow on the cabbage...i love cabbage in slaw or cooked