Fabric, Kona Cottons

December 16th – Cabbage

Photo by Pixaby

Today’s Kona cotton color of the day is Cabbage.

Cabbage. It’s probably one of those foods that you either like or don’t. I happen to like cabbage, both the green and red varieties. When I was dating my husband I didn’t care for cabbage so much. One day he told me we were going to his grandmother’s house to make cabbage rolls. I thought that sounded disgusting. Grandma Nora was making a batch for a family reunion and my husband wanted to learn how to make them, so we went over for the afternoon for a cooking lesson. Basically the recipe is ground beef with rice, which is then seasoned with salt, pepper, onions, and chopped green pepper. The mixture is then rolled into balls and placed on a cabbage leaf which has been boiled to soften it. Once all of the cabbage cigars (as they like to call them) are rolled, they are covered in diced tomatoes and placed in a pressure cooker or dutch oven to cook. So after they were done cooking I decided I should probably not be rude and I tried them. They were delicious. We have continued to make them over the years. I still have the piece of paper that we wrote the recipe on so many, many years ago.It is stained and well loved, and I think of my husband’s grandparents every time we make them.

Today’s color Cabbage reminds me of the leaves more towards the middle of a head of cabbage. It is a light green, and it could be used as a focus fabric or as a background fabric. Even if you do not like cabbage as a vegetable, I think you will like this color.

Grandma Nora’s Cabbage Roll Recipe

Let us know what is on your cutting table today.

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