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The noise of the quiet pause

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Today is one of those days. Girls were groggy, DrDad got up late, pouring down rain when it was time to leave for the bus. Work email to deal with, new lab to write for tomorrow. Dentist x2 at 11, bank stuff across town at 2, conferences back on this side at 3. And the day goes on. There’s yard stuff to do, costumes to finish, birthday planning to figure out.

But in the meantime I’m sitting listening to rain on my porch, drinking coffee, and enjoying the hum of the fan on the woodstove. Thursday might be my favorite day this week.

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Cabbage

October 22, 2012 3 comments

I love cabbage.  I’ve pretty much never had a cabbage dish that I didn’t like. I promised my friend I would share ideas other than coleslaw.

Here’s a warm cabbage recipe. Warning: it includes yellow raisins. Good way to keep my family from eating it.

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup. I use the recipe from The Tassajara Recipe Book.

Cabbage Pie

Cabbage sauteed with basalmic vinegar on top.

Cabbage with any form of sausage. Admittedly this doesn’t help my vegetarian friend. But…

Eggs and cabbage

Cabbage + lentils + Indian spices. + garlic + onions.

Cabbage lentil soup.

Crunchy Peanut slaw:
(2 cups cabbage, 1/2 c carrots) mix with dressing (1/4 c oil, 1/4 c vinegar, 3 TBS soy sauce, 3 TBS brown sugar, 2 TBS peanut butter*). Can add cilantro, green onions, leftover chicken or tofu, sunflower seeds. *palm oil optional

Raw cabbage is pretty yummy. If you like cabbage.

And of course all the different kinds of coleslaw.

I’m sure I have more ideas, but I’m at work and not in front of my cookbooks.

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