A Bout of Whimsy

I PURCHASED a red cabbage
the other day
for no other reason than
I thought it looked pretty.

I hadn’t a clue what to do with it,
but thanks to the Internet
I got some ideas.

WHIMSY is not a big part of my makeup,
but it was a pretty sure bet
that if I was going to have a bout of it
it was most likely to occur
in proximity to food. 🙂

In the end, I added some to Belinda’s mom’s Leek and Potato Soup and the rest is going in a Rachel Ray recipe.

A lot of wild livin’ going on here, folks!


About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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6 Responses to A Bout of Whimsy

  1. Belinda says:

    Oh, Marilyn, I wonder how it went with the potato soup. I love red cabbage cooked Dutch style with vinegar and sugar and apples and spices. I don’t find a lot of other people who love it that way. I think it’s an acquired taste! 🙂 Thanks for the mention of Mum’s soup. I have the leeks ready in my fridge!


    • Marilyn says:

      The SOUP with the red cabbage added may have been a slighty different color than intended, but both Wally and I thought it was GREAT!

      Rachel Ray’s recipe sounds a lot like your Dutch style, but without the apples. I made it tonight. It was wonderful. Next time I’ll try it with apples, though. Thanks for the idea!


  2. Ramon says:

    Wow Marilyn. Believe it or not food is the best arena to be whimsical and adventurous. Most play it safe because for them it’s serious business but I think the more whimsical you can be with food (a source of life) the more you can be with the rest of your life. So for my part I’m going to try that leek and potato soup recipe 🙂


  3. Diane says:

    They are so vibrant and beautiful to look at. It inspired you to do more with it and you stepped out of your comfort zone. :O)


  4. Marilyn, I don’t think there is enough Wimsy in our lives these days. Thanks for taking the lead, setting an example, being a role model! Enough being trapped in the limits of “practicality” and “Should”. And a cabbage is as good a place to start as any!


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