Sunday, January 15, 2012
It's that time of year that the ornamental cabbages are turning up in front of office buildings and stores. They are so crisp and beautiful, I am always drawn to them. A lot of them are actually ornamental kale, but both belong to the mustard family. Yes, they are edible, but they turn a kind of unappetizing grey when cooked. So much prettier to use them as flowers, especially when there are none in the winter. Of course they are done when warm weather comes. They only grow in the cold, and I have even seen them covered with snow and still looking so pretty.
"Then God said, "I've given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food. To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food."