But first, why are people called cabbageheads?
Definition. 1 : the compact head formed by the leaves of a cabbage.
2 : a thick-witted person; a very stupid and silly person; a numskull. (figure - bookhaven.stanford.edu ) “All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages.”
But why do we think of a cabbage as thick?
I can see the similarity between a person and a cabbage. The cabbage consists of multi-layers all connected to a core which links to the root. Inside a person's brain emotions like hate, fear, and love nestle with knowledge, memories and attitude. Our intelligence, linked by veins and electrical charges in a swirl of activity, cling to the central core via the spine. The human brain is such a complex organ that allows us to think, move, feel, see, hear, taste, and smell. It controls our body, receives information, and then analyzes and stores information in our memory.
Just like cabbages, people come in all shapes, colors and sizes.
Love to eat cabbage? So you should. It’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and other essential vitamins. And at only 22 calories per cup, you don't need to limit the portion.
This recipe comes from The World's Healthiest Foods.
Here's the recipe I chose to use two of my fresh ingredients. (Well-when I say fresh, they've been chilled for a while.) Gingered cabbage:
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients to serve four:
6 cups thinly sliced green or Savoy cabbage
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1 TBS minced garlic
1 TBS minced fresh ginger
1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
1-1/2 TBS soy sauce
1/2 TBS rice vinegar
salt and white pepper to taste
Slice cabbage and mince garlic and let them sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties. (I didn't know this—I've learned something new.)
Heat 1 TBS broth in a large stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté cabbage, scallion, garlic, and ginger over medium heat for 3-4 minutes stirring frequently.
Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
That sounds easy and nutritious. I'll never think of a person who makes a silly mistake, like leaving the light on, as a cabbage. Considering the shape and layers so similar to the brain, cabbages rank high in my estimation.
And here's the answer to the brainteaser: Sixty-five minutes. (I got it wrong.) How about you?