Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oh October, you escaped me so quickly. With so many birthday parties, a trip upstate, many hours wandering New York trying to snap a decent photograph, CMJ and other activities, I’ve barely spent a minute in the kitchen. My fridge is a cold barren wasteland with a single egg, a wilting red pepper and not much else. I will be better! Soon!

Many weeks ago, I did make some cabbage that is great for an easy side, but before I get to that, some proof that I’ve been doing more than… well, than doing nothing.

Enough of non-food pictures! It’s cabbage time.

Boiled Cabbage

Ingredients

– 3/4 head of Green Cabbage, chopped
– 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
– 1/2 white onion, sliced
– 1/2 cup white vinegar
– 1 tbls granulated sugar
– salt and pepper to taste
– 1 tsp oregano (optional)
– water

Directions

In a large pot, add cabbage, onion, carrots and white vinegar. Fill with water until vegetables are covered. Bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper, sugar and oregano. Continue to simmer until cabbage is soft, but not mush. Remove from heat and serve, straining out liquid with a slotted spoon.Many recipes that I saw for cabbage said to use butter, but I see no need. The vinegar does give this a little bite, which I love. This was one of those dishes that I made on the fly that left me impressed with myself. So simple, healthy and delicious.

I intend to get back to cooking very soon – but first I’ll be spending a week in Louisiana and Mississippi starting Tuesday. I plan on driving along the Mississippi River through Woodville and Natchez, spending a night there. Then, hopefully Baton Rouge, and back down to New Orleans, where I’ll be for a few more nights. I haven’t spent much time down South, so I’m very excited to explore. Please give me any recommendations you may have!

After I get back, I drive up to Boston to work for a week, and then it’s Thanksgiving! Whew!





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