At lunch today I didn't want cabbage. Even really good cabbage. I've been craving tuna fish, so that is what I made. I added dill and celery from the garden. I put in some sweet relish that I canned up last year. Then topped it with some fresh mizuna. The bread was freshly made whole wheat grilled bread. Let me just say it was delicious. But it needed onions for more of a bite. I'll have to remember next time.
At dinner time I was making BBQed chicken sandwiches. What a perfect time to eat cabbage. Well the ribs anyway. The leafy part would burn off, so that was cut away. Oh yummy. I added some of my turnips from the garden. And a couple of slices of red pepper and some mushrooms that sadly aren't mine.
The pile of cabbage was getting smaller, but I really needed reinforcements. I had already sent a pile of it over to my townhouse mates. Today I sent some over to the neighbors over the back fence. Now the pile looks smaller and more manageable. I might be able to keep it out of the compost pile after all. Ok it wouldn't have gone in there. It tastes too good. I'd cook it up in broth and freeze it for winter soups. Regardless, the war seems to be over. Yes there are a few stragglers trying to put up a good fight, but I know they can be put down easily enough with a few more meals. Or maybe five more meals, but I swear I've got this one won.
As for gardening news, I didn't spend much time in the garden today. I strung up 8' of the last trellis. I just have 8' more to go and I'm done with them all. I thinned out the beans that have been popping up. The Norridgewock beans aren't germinating again. I wonder if the seed is viable at all. I'm thinking not. I've had the hardest time getting seeds of this plant. Maybe I'll try again next year.