Cabbage

Jul 02

Broccoli Stem Coleslaw – A thrifty, tasty salad

I was preparing broccoli a while ago, by removing the florets for steaming, and I was just about to throw away the broccoli stems, when I stopped and wondered what else I could do with them. I could have cleaned them up a bit and froze them for making soup at a later date, but …

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Mar 18

Corned Beef & Cabbage an Irish-American Saint Patty’s Day Classic

On March 17th almost everyone in the United States claims to have some Irish heritage in their blood. Aside from drinking green colored beer, chewing Guinness, wearing silly leprechaun green paper hats and being a little green around the gills from too much Irish Whiskey, there is the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage. …

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Mar 03

New England Influenced Slow Cooked Ham & Vegetables

Let us be honest, most meals in a crock pot (slow cooker) are either over cooked, too salty or fall well short of the vision we had imagined when we first read the recipe. As a means of convenience, the slow cooker is a great innovation from the early 1970’s that played into the overall …

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Mar 02

Brassica oleracea: Keeping it in the Family

Broccolini on Plate

Much has been written in science, history and cooking on the influence of rice, corn and potatoes, yet the vegetable know by it’s scientific name Brassica oleracea (wild cabbage) is all around us, but few of us realize how often “wild cabbage” is eaten. When we were in high school and learned about the classifications …

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