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.