There’s More to Cabbage than Slaw

The cabbages have rounded out their dreams
with no thought of castles nor lineage of kings,
no thought of soaring through the sky
on graceful gauzy wings.

Long past tomatoes on the vine and past
the prolific zucchini, those rich green heads
are blessed indeed; they’ve grown faster
than the weeds.

They claim the garden as theirs alone
as they wait to be soup or casserole.
Their talents are many and few are their flaws;
there’s more to cabbage than slaw.

6 thoughts on “There’s More to Cabbage than Slaw

  1. BoardFlak

    My family is curious lot. My mom grew up on a farm and likes cabbage basically any way it’s fixed. My father likes coleslaw and sauerkraut, but he absolutely hates cooked cabbage. I, on the other hand, like coleslaw and I am okay with cooked cabbage – but I can’t stand sauerkraut. Oh yes, I also eat cabbage raw, just cut in a wedge.

    1. I love coleslaw, and cabbage rolls are super. I used to really like corned beef and cabbage, but it has been years since I’ve had it. I always fixed roast pork and sauerkraut for New Years Day. No matter what we had for News Years Eve, rollmops were a necessary accompaniment. After rollmops everything tasted awesome.

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