Featured veggie: the cabbage


Last updated 11/5/2009 at Noon

The Chinese word for cabbage means “soup spoon,” because of its round leaves. It’s in the cruciferae family, and when you look closely at the flower it has a cross in the middle of it, thus “crucif.”

This edible garden plant has wide leaves that grow in a fan shape or at the top of a stalk. Unlike its relative, Swiss chard, its leaves are smoother and the veins more rigid.

Everyone has heard the story that babies are born in the cabbage patch! Do you remember the insanity called Cabbage Patch Kids? I almost got myself killed in front of a mob in a supermarket running to buy one....

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