Tuesday 12 February 2008

Mon Petit Chou....

There are basic ways to make food: soup, fry, bake, salad, wrap-it-up....and cabbage is good at all of it. It keeps forever, it can be sweet and hearty or fresh and crisp. So when there's a dearth of fresh greens in the middle of February, we turn to a little slaw to brighten a meal up!

Seedy Slaw (adapted from one of those Company's Coming books...)

4 tsp sugar
6 tsp water

6 tsp oil

6 tsp vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

pinch ground mustard

celery seed to taste (we use about 3/4 tsp)

Mix up, pour over grated cabbage - done! This is particularly good with some walnut oil and plain vinegar or canola oil and rice vinegar.

In passing I mentioned something to Mr. S. about making our own sauerkraut - ha! The look on his face was not encouraging....apparently Nana used to make that at her house when he was a child and the smell.....

A girl can dream though, right? :-)

1 comment:

Caitlan said...

hey, my housemate made cultured veggies (kind of sauerkraut with peppers and cucumber and cabbage) and it was delicious!