Watch Out! The Frost is Kissing the Cabbages —

Winter under cultivation

Is as arable as spring.

— Emily Dickinson

Let’s see, how could that be?

Aha! — We’ll live on winter squash (above), and snow peas, iceberg lettuce, and frozen corn — And then we’ll have  the “greens” of winter — since everything sweetens up with the frost (or so it’s said) —

collards, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, artichokes, and above all, frost kissed cabbage. It’s no problem to keep them all in cold storage, either!

All Puckered Up, about-to-be Frost Kissed Cabbage

As a diet, a little sparse and austere, perhaps — but then, so is Emily Dickinson’s poetry.

Might we call it “frost-kissed?”

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2 Responses to Watch Out! The Frost is Kissing the Cabbages —

  1. Barbara says:

    I don’t like frost-kissed. Sounds deadly. My windows are frost-kissed (must have a leak somewhere). When I was a child, 3/4 of a century ago, we would say that Jack Frost had kissed the windows. Whatever happened to Jack?

    • Touch2Touch says:

      I’ll tell you what there’s a bumper crop of this year — ICICLES.
      But frost-kissed? I find it charming! I remember Jack Frost and the lovely ice flowers he drew on our windows, long before Andersen came up with double-glazing.

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