Almost, but not quite, finished with the October full moon cloth. Just a little blanket stitching left, a bit more stitch on the house, some ties to hang it with, and that should do it. It looks big here, but it's only about 4" x 8".
After harvesting a head of cabbage, if the plant is left to grow some more, it will produce baby cabbages. These four were from one of the pointed head cabbage plants in my garden. They look a little rough but were fine under those outer leaves. And they were just the right amount to make Colcannon on Halloween night -- one pound cabbage to 3 pounds potatoes.
Today is a waxing crescent moonday in the sign of Sagittarius. With the many changes outside, it feels like a page has been turned. So I'm settling in, thinking about November with its seemingly wide expanse of days -- waiting, watching, and wondering what new things lie ahead.
To the wonders of November. And here's how I make Colcannon.
1 pound cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup butter, at least
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 pounds potatoes, can use more or less
1 1/4 cups half & half
Cook cabbage in boiling salted water until barely done. Drain and roll up in a cloth towel to remove as much moisture as possible. Melt 2 T. of the butter in large skillet -- add onion, cabbage, salt & pepper. Saute until onion is soft. Peel, cube, and boil potatoes in water until done. Mash potatoes, gradually adding enough half & half and butter to make them fluffy. Add cabbage mixture and dot with more butter.