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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

How Does My Garden Grow?

Have you ever heard those stories about a family adopting a puppy that's a Lab mix and then the dog grows up and looks like a pit bull? We had kind of the same experience with our garden. We picked up four little broccoli plants at Lowe's and brought them home. We figured that we eat so much broccoli that having it fresh and easily available in the yard would be awesome. And with the cool, wet spring, they've grown vigorously. Only, it turns out, they're cabbage.

Now one of the heads is a total overachiever. It's huge. It's bigger than a basketball. And I tend to make cabbage about once a year for a March corned beef and cabbage. Any suggestions for yummy cabbage-based meals are welcome. Or, if you want a beautiful, home-grown head of cabbage, let me know. Because we've got four heads of cabbage. Yeah.


  • A few ways we use cabbage is it is good chopped and thrown in just about any soup. Also you can lightly saute it (or just raw) and add some lemon or lime juice and cilantro to have with a Mexican themed dish

    By Blogger Alison, at 4:51 PM  

  • Sounds like time to find a good coleslaw recipe. For some reason my brain is trying to mix the one with carrots and raisins with cabbage.

    Also, years ago a poor college friend perfected a way of making and freezing dozens of burritoes in advance and used shredded cabbage instead of lettuce. The cabbage freezed and reheated better.

    By Blogger Kim, at 11:07 AM  

  • There's an Asian dish which involves basically using a big cabbage leaf instead of a tortilla in sort of an Asian burrito with ground meat and veggies.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 9:07 AM  

  • My coworkers suggested 1. coconut Thai soup and 2. fritata (fry onion and cabbage and other veggies and add egg to make a pancake - sounds like backward omellette).

    By Blogger Kim, at 1:38 PM  

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