Monday evening, as I stepped outside my back door, I tripped over what seemed to have been a large boulder that had somehow rolled upon my doorstep. I looked down to see that the object I had tripped over was not a giant boulder, but an Amazonian head of cabbage.
My brother-in-law had come by and left it for me. He plants a garden every summer. It is this year's garden that has produced the massive cabbage that is now mine.
By Tuesday morning I had moved the cabbage to my kitchen counter. After my coffee, I began attacking the smelly beast.
The first knife I grabbed was not big enough. I went for my largest kitchen knife, which is really more akin to a machete. I hacked away, taking the cabbage down to a tiny nub.
All-in-all I filled five gallon-sized food storag bags. If I were the pickling type, I would be making some big jars of kraut right now. Instead, I am thinking about egg rolls, slaw, braised cabbage and Asian salads. Please send your best cabbage recipes ASAP!!!!