We are still actively cleaning out food from the freezer and refrigerator, on Day 10 of the Ice Harvest.
In our search and rescue mission, we found a bit of produce that has ceased the productive portion of its stayover in the crisper drawer.
A few (a few??) weeks ago we bought a mini red cabbage for [scratches head] I can't remember what! Something purple, I believe. I recall we didn't think we'd need a lot of it, so it was convenient to find such a little one.
But we failed. Failed to make the dish (or even remember what it was supposed to be). Failed to reassign the little red cabbage to another use. Failed to rescue the poor purple globe before it bit the dust. Er. Or, the "rotties" bit it.
It had to be ejected from the house today, as part of the EPA's Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance.
I hate when that happens.
On the other hand [brightens visibly]!
I finally pickled the radishes, turnips, cauliflower and a sack of nearly-dead mushrooms in the leftover sake-soy sauce pickling mixture.
I'm not sure I got to the mushrooms in time — they may be a bit too sticky for my liking — but the other veggies are now tinted with a dreamy, Rembrandt-esque shade of golden brown.
And the salt in the bath will surely help preserve them a few days longer.
Until I can finally regain a vestige of my appetite and get around to eating them.
Amana Freezerburn, reporting live.