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Got the 1st head of cabbage from the Fall garden this evening


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Posted October 26, 2010 - 07:37 PM

Got the 1st head of cabbage from the Fall garden this evening. Made an awesome batch of slaw with it. It was pretty awesome!

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 07:52 PM

Looks like a perfect head of cabbage to me. :thumbs: coleslaw yummy :D

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 07:57 PM

I hope to get about 11 more just like it! Other than slaw, I like to make a sweet/sour chopped cabbage that is then canned. A little sweet, rather than real tart like sauerkraut. Good with Bratwurst or smoked sausage.

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 08:07 PM

I love corned beef and cabbage with potatoes. Makes for a swell night with the ladies LOL.

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 08:50 PM

Wow, look great! My first fall garden was suffering from no rain but still looking okay. Picked some volunteer cucumbers and squash a few day ago. Vines and plants did not handle the frost well at all so their done now! I take bacon and fry it till done and set aside. Then I add chopped cabbage to the bacon grease with a little sugar and fry till tender, then I add the bacon back and stir up. Love it myself :)

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Posted October 26, 2010 - 10:14 PM

Wow, look great! My first fall garden was suffering from no rain but still looking okay. Picked some volunteer cucumbers and squash a few day ago. Vines and plants did not handle the frost well at all so their done now! I take bacon and fry it till done and set aside. Then I add chopped cabbage to the bacon grease with a little sugar and fry till tender, then I add the bacon back and stir up. Love it myself :)


That sounds good enough to run up town and get me a head of cabbage and a pound of bacon before bedtime.

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:21 PM

I would love to try the canning process. Do the veggies still taste as if they were fresh?

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:35 PM

I would love to try the canning process. Do the veggies still taste as if they were fresh?


The best way I can describe the veggies after canning: They taste cooked.

Low-acid stuff (just about anything other than tomatoes) gets pressure-canned at about 10 lbs of pressure, times vary depending on what you are canning. Tomatoes or other things that are high-acid (naturally, or by adding vinegar) can be canned in a water-bath canner.

Here's a good place to do some reading about it. If you follow these guidelines, you can be assured you won't poison yourself or anyone else. And, by canning, you don't have to rely on a freezer to keep things stored. However, I DO freeze plenty of stuff, also.

National Center for Home Food Preservation | USDA Publications
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Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:41 PM

Thanks for the info, I will have to do some reading. The whole canning thing has always intrigued me but never took the initiative to learn it.

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the info, I will have to do some reading. The whole canning thing has always intrigued me but never took the initiative to learn it.


Thanks for the "thanks"!! When my garden kept increasing in size, I quickly outgrew 2 freezers so I looked in to canning. My mom used to do it, so she was a lot of help, AND she gave me her $200 pressure canner. ( I always did like her!!!! )

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 06:47 PM

she gave me her $200 pressure canner. ( I always did like her!!!! )


LMAO

Not a problem on the thanks, help encourage posting and your post was useful :thumbs:

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 08:26 PM

That is a great looking cabbage. If you get a chance, post the recipe for the sweet/sour cabbage. I love to can. I might try to grow cabbage next year.

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Posted October 27, 2010 - 08:33 PM

That is a great looking cabbage. If you get a chance, post the recipe for the sweet/sour cabbage. I love to can. I might try to grow cabbage next year.


I'll have to see if I have an actual recipe for that..... I might.

It's a mixture of vinegar, water, and sweetened with sugar to taste. I add just enough sugar to take the vinegar twang away.




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