Some people think of the cabbage as a dull vegetable --- not me!
Who could accuse this of being dull?
I didn't grow the vegetable pictured here, but I wish I had. We bought it in the supermarket, but I thought it so photogenic that I felt it needed a brief moment of glory before disappearing into a pan.
This is a variety of cabbage called "January King". The leaves are lightly "savoyed" - in other words they are knobbly / blistered. It is pretty hardy and will withstand the sort of Winter conditions we get in England most years.
Its centre is firm and tightly-packed, becoming progressively lighter-coloured towards the heart.
So here's a question for you folks: if you had this cabbage in your fridge, what dish(es) would you cook with it? Please leave me a comment with your ideas.
P.S. How could I publish a post without at least one picture of one of my own veg? This is Cavolo Nero. Not a true cabbage perhaps, more of a kale, but definitely part of the Brassica family, so a close relative.
This photo was taken on 14 February. I think the Cavolo Nero has done well to look so fresh despite the Winter conditions.
My last photo for this post is an "arty" one, just zooming in on one of those translucent Cavolo Nero leaves. Notice the little spherical raindrop...