Saturday, July 16, 2011

Produce Pack #4

The produce packs from Farmers Bundle are getting more exciting every week. Is it sad to get excited about vegetables? I don't think so.  Anything that gets you eating more vegetables has to be a good thing.  As opposed to going through everything in the box this week I thought I'd change things up.  Previously I mentioned that every week we get an email update regarding the state of things at the garden. It's fun to be kept up to date on things and I'm very excited about upcoming carrots!

There were a couple of new things in the box this week, namely cauliflower and cabbage. I have to admit that I'm saddened by the lack of lettuce, mesculin (that was soooo yummy) or spinach.  I kind of count on those salad staples!

Now last week we had some peas which was a nice surprise.  This week we didn't just have peas.  We had enough peas to feed the whole neighbourhood!!  Craziness.  They're going to be very nice to sit and eat raw when the weather is warm though!  Good snack food.

Last year I quite honestly took all cabbages I received my Dave's Produce Pack and gave them to my mother.  My mum would then turn into into an insane amount of coleslaw and split that between our households.  I admited this to my Simply For Life consultant who has promised to help me with cabbage ideas this year.  I have to admit the idea of battered, fried cabbage sounds awesome but not so sure that's what Keith has in mind.

I might not be frying battered cabbage this weekend but I do think that this SFL recipe provided by the lovely Nela is likely to be tried this evening!

Cabbage and sausage casserole

1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green or red cabbage, sliced about ¼” thick
1pkg Simply for Life sausages, thawed and casing removed
 (or ½ lb extra lean ground pork)
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped coarsely
2 Tbsp in total of your favorite spices (for example: garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano)
Pinch of salt and black pepper

Heat oil in a large skillet or pot. Add sausage meat and cook, breaking it up a bit until cooked through. Add onion and garlic and cook for another minute. Add cabbage, stir, and cook 2 to 3 minutes to wilt it down a bit. Add tomatoes and spices, stir and cover for about 10 minutes. Correct seasoning and serve.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I make cabbage, onion and potato soup - perks up a lot with a little chopped bacon or, even better, chorizo. Ad some haricot beans and it is a feast!