Friday, January 12, 2007
The heart of the cabbage
We now get most of our groceries from an organic delivery company called Radish Boya. The vegetables last better than the supermarket ones and it means we don't have to spend our time together as a family trudging around the shops. Anyway, one of A.'s things is to order the "seasonal vegetable box", which means they select seasonal stuff for us. Fresher and fewer airmiles, so better for the environment.
She was talking to her sister on the telephone the other day.
A.: "By the way. Do you have any good recipes for cabbage?"
Sister: "Ah, you must be using Radish Boya."
A.: "Seriously, we've had cabbages for the last four weeks. I don't know what to do with them. They are just piling up."
The next day, the new delivery came. We opened the vegetable box. There he was, big and proud. A. tried Bubble and Squeak that night. It hardly made a dent in our cabbage mountain. Cabbage surprise tonight, I expect.