Saturday afternoon market

It’s cabbage-as-flowers, now that the flower-flowers are dead.

Posted at 12:10 pm in Detroit life, iPhone |

19 responses to “Saturday afternoon market”

  1. beb said on November 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Yes, but are they edible as well? That would be a great way to get rid of old flowers. Saute and serve smothered in heavy cream.

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  2. Connie said on November 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    We headed there early this a.m. Missed a free way interchange and ended up on Grand River for most of the trip, then lost in downtown Detroit. Took us two hours to make what should have been a 40 minute trip. Just as we pulled in to the market our anticipated guests called to say they were going to be earlier than expected. They got to our house about 15 minutes before we got home. Looks like a cool market, I am looking forward to going again when I can stay a while.

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  3. paddyo' said on November 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Beyond belated birthday greetings, Nancy, from Mountain Time, where we’re always just a little behind everyone else. In this case, 2 hours = 2 days.

    Still reeling in disbelief that my poor li’l ol’ state land-grant college alma mater, Nevada-Reno, knocked off longtime rival/nemesis Boise State late-late-late last night . . .

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  4. jcburns said on November 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Gosh, I wish I could have seen that in person! Oh, wait.

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  5. Deborah said on November 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I’m back in the dang boot and crutches too. I guess I over did it, the foot was hurting, then hurting more and more, then it felt exactly like it did when this all started. I am calling the doctor on Monday morning. This is weird.

    Regarding black Friday, after swearing off shopping on that day we ended up buying a martini shaker and matching jigger and a beautiful stainless steel tray, getting ready for holiday entertaining. We did our shopping in Chicago’s River North area which was dead as a doornail compared to Michigan Ave, which as we passed by looked like a nightmare.

    I sat on my butt all day today and will again all day tomorrow thanks to the foot. Don’t ever get old.

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  6. coozledad said on November 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Can you eat those ornamental cabbages? I’ve never grown any.
    My wife and I were adding some barbed wire to the top of a cattle fence today, and toward the end of the roll, I managed to lacerate my hand. It doesn’t hurt in the slightest, but it sure does bleed. It’s a tiny cut, too. The only difficulty is I’ve got to prepare dinner. I didn’t notice I’d started bleeding again in the kitchen until I tracked all through it and made it look like I’d been beheading small animals in preparation for baking, instead of slicing sweet potatoes.
    No blood thinners for me this evening. Well, maybe just a couple.

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  7. Dexter said on November 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    I wonder if the cabbage knows
    He is less lovely than the Rose;
    Or does he squat in smug content,
    A source of noble nourishment;
    Or if he pities for her sins
    The Rose who has no vitamins;
    Or if the one thing his green heart knows —

    That self-same fire that warms the Rose?


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  8. beb said on November 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Dexter, love the poem.

    I’ve always been impressed by the number of different vegetables that are all related to the cabbage.

    Coolz, you and the President have been mixing it up a bit too much this weekend. The O man got 12 stitches. I’m guessing you may need some to stop your cut from opening up all the time.

    On one of the amazing video shows we watch there was one of a bull leaping the barrier in the bullfighting arena. The comment was that this was happening more often. I guess Spain is breeding a strain of super-bulls to give the Toreadors more of a challenge. I assume you were adding barbed wire for similar reasons.

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  9. maryinIN said on November 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Hope you don’t delay getting a tetanus shot if it’s been more than 5 years. (Every ten years if no injury, but five if you hurt yourself.) If you do, ask about including the pertussis booster as well. Pertussis – whooping cough – can kill infants and although it was one of those “conquered” diseases, it’s on the rise again. According to news accounts, more cases have been recorded in Indiana so far this year than in the previous 40! (We have twin infant granddaughters, so have been educated on this subject.)

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  10. Catherine said on November 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I just got the pertussis booster, too. Four, count ’em, four, new great-nieces due around Easter. My arm was achy at bedtime for a few days but in general not a big deal, and now I have clearance to hold babies (not to mention pertussis resistance in 4-6 weeks)!

    And, thank you all for the reminder that, despite a greater than usual quotient of family drama, it’s a good holiday when no one winds up needing stitches. I think that’s somehow a corollary to, “It’s not a holiday if the disposal’s still working.”

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  11. Dexter said on November 28, 2010 at 1:49 am

    I never have forgotten my army shot of plague vaccine. I thought I had been dosed with experimental hallucinogenics. I was shaking, freezing, delirious as an upside-down beetle. Sweating profusely at times, out of my head all night, then up at 4:45 AM to start another day. I have been leery of any vaccine since that day. I made a big scene when I was supposed to get a plague booster just prior to deployment overseas, but I submitted other than be court martialed. It was about 75% as bad as the original.

    It is going to drop rapidly down to 12 degrees at 5:00 AM. I gotta drip one faucet and it’s still just November? WTF?

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  12. Connie said on November 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Dexter, if you want to know how cold it really is look here:

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  13. alex said on November 28, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Thanks, Connie! So much better than It gets right to the point without a bunch of ads and popups.

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  14. brian stouder said on November 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Connie – what Alex said! Best laugh of the day

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  15. Ricardo said on November 28, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I have a couple of those decorative cabbage plants I started a couple of years ago. Just today, I noticed they were blooming just like these. I’d given up on them twice. Helps to live in So California.

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  16. Dexter said on November 29, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Well well well, look who shows up…Ricardo. How have you been, sir?

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  17. Rana said on November 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Just adding myself to the chorus of people recommending the pertussis booster; a couple of winters ago my not-yet-husband caught whooping cough, and that was one of the scariest experiences either of us has had. Do not like, in the words of the LOLcats.

    There are indeed edible flowers, by the way. We had a number of them at our wedding, which was catered by an herb farm that specializes in that. They’re pretty in salads and tasty, too.

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  18. LAMary said on November 29, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Hey Ricardo, welcome back. I bet the cool summer and damp autumn we’ve had helped with the ornamental kale/cabbage. Usually the heat would do bad things to those plants.

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  19. joodyb said on November 29, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    two deco cabbages thrive amongst dead cohorts on front stoop! and it was fecking 13 here last week. should i bring them in?

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