In Honour of the Humble Cabbage
|Common white cabbage|
Bring on the humble cabbage!
Cabbage scraps can be cooked and fed to the chickens, added to compost, fed to the worms and even used to grow more cabbage.
|Stir frying cabbage|
Stir fried as a replacement for peppers in an assortment of dishes including chow mein and fajitas.
|End off a red cabbage in a jar of water|
Try your own experiment - I have a red cabbage and a white cabbage now 'rerooting' to begin growing new leaves. They may never be full side but they are edible.
|The red cabbage rooted and growing|
|Stuffed cabbage leaves|
Instead of cannelloni, how about trying rolling some of the mix inside cabbage leaves. A you can see, you can cut the leaves or stuff them whole.
|Cooking the cannelloni with stuffed cabbage leaves|
Cabbage and cheese? Yes! I stuffed my cabbage raw and baked it with the cannelloni to show the difference. H ate the small one without realising it was cabbage. (He does like cabbage, I'm not deploying any guerrilla food tactics here, but if I was... I'd be winning any war.)
- Raw, fine shredded with grated carrot and salad cream as frugal coleslaw
- Stuffed and baked with any suitable filling
- Sushi style with rice
- Used in place of pasta sheets in lasagne style dishes
- Used in place of peppers in stir fry
- Use in place of aubergine/egg plant in moussaka-style dishes
- Cabbage can be baked, steamed, boiled or fried
- Made into soup
- Braised red cabbage - it freezes well
- Pickled cabbage
- Juice of red cabbage used for chronic coughs, bronchitis, asthma.
- Juice of white cabbage used to treat warts.
- Bruised leaves of white cabbage used for blisters and inflammation.
- Applied warm (wrapped in a towel) to chest during bronchitis, cough, or breathing problems
- Used as poultice - I have actually used cabbage poultice on a horse's foot
- As a dietary aid (anyone remember the wacky cabbage soup diet?)