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Monday, July 14, 2008

Cabbage!



The prize cabbage in our patch must weigh over six pounds. I didn't put it on the scales, but I think I could use it for weight training. Now my fridge is full of cabbage. (dorisimma, eat your heart out!) We've been dining on a lot of cabbage soup and stir-fried, steamed, etc., etc. Anybody have some cabbage recipes to share?



We picked one tomato yesterday. We hope blight doesn't get the rest, as last year. The chard is still doing well. The winter squash is spreading over the entire garden, producing blooms and a few baby squashes. We are going to harvest the beets today. Okra looks puny. Oh well, win some, lose some. .






4 comments:

Pat in TN said...

We are also being overrun with cabbage, although we planted different sizes/varieties at different times ... yes, they're all coming together at the same time. UGH! Recipes would be appreciated here too .....

No tomatoes yet, but everything else is producing like mad ... I sure can't complain.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful cabbage!

I had a sort of improvised Bubble and Squeak for supper last night that was really good. My husband is out of town and I'm getting rid of leftovers. I had some potato salad made with bacon, green onion, roasted cherry tomatoes, parsley and basil, and olive oil and vinegar. No mayo. So I put a little bacon grease in an iron skillet, sauteed a goodly amount of chopped cabbage then stirred in some of the potato salad. I thought it was terrific.

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Thanks, Vicki! That sounds wonderful. I think I'll give it a try.

Nicki said...

One of my favorite cabbage recipes comes from my extremely battered copy of The Political Palette, a "feminist vegetarian" cookbook from the Bloodroot Collective in Bridgeport CT:

Halushkin

from Ira Novasam

1) open 2 1 lb. cans of sauerkraut. Drain and squeeze kraut dry. Saute until well browned in a fry pan in 3/4 stick sweet butter (unsalted). Turn out into a casserole.

2) Coarsley cut 1/4 cabbage into 1 inch squares and saute in teh same fry pan in 1/2 stick butter. Add cabbage to sauerkraut.

3) cook 6-7 cups of egg noodles in boiling water until done. Drain and add to sauerkraut and cabbage. Add one Tablespoon poppy seeds and 1 teaspoon salt (if necessary), and another 3 Tablespoons of butter. Cover with foil and reheat in the oven before serving.

4) serve with cucumber salad and applesauce.