The Inspiration of UrbnSpice Series
How could I resist it? It was just sitting there in all its beauty, beckoning me to create a culinary masterpiece. I felt that my favourite green grocer had created this display to entice just me – it worked! It was a magnet. Would you be able to pass this gorgeous vegetable by without admiring its beauty? I could not. My prize was a Savoy Cabbage.
I watched that morning how passersby did not even give this gorgeous display a second look. Perhaps they did not know what to do with it; perhaps they were far too busy to consider its use; and perhaps, they were stuck in a cooking rut that would not allow them to consider this prize.
My mind was spinning with possibilities – how would I use it to its best advantage? How could I show off its bounty? Who could I share it with?
The grand total of this beauty was $1! How could something so beautiful be so reasonably priced? I had to have it. I brought it home with great care and proudly admired it on my kitchen counter for the remainder of the afternoon.
For those of you that have never tried this variety of cabbage, you are missing out on a very mild flavoured vegetable that is as versatile as it is delicious. Its uses are many, from salads, soups, side dishes such as shredded savoy cabbage with leeks and pine nuts, or sautéed with butter, salt and pepper. This beautiful cabbage was destined to be included in my gluten-free repertoire – a stuffed cabbage, but not just any stuffed cabbage.