Posts Tagged ‘Cabbage’

Awesome Slaw!

December 11, 2016

I generally a fan of cole slaw despite the fact that the mayonnaise makes it a little less healthy option for consuming cabbage.  I will definitely be a fan of this recipe for slaw that doesn’t require mayonnaise, a win, right?  Well, it may not have mayonnaise, but it does have bacon which probably drops it right down to a category of bad equal to that of mayonnaise.  Alas, what is one to do.  But for all of you bacon lovers out there, here’s another option for you.

Bacon Slaw

Cook six (6) slices of thick-cut bacon in 1 Tablespoon of olive oil; drain the bacon and crumble. To the bacon drippings: add 1/2 sliced red onion, 1/4 cup each of the cider vinegar and the water, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of celery seeds.  Mix well then toss with six (6) cups of shredded cabbage; add the bacon and toss.  Enjoy!



It’s Not Just A Vegetable!

February 19, 2011

In the past, when I heard the word “cabbage” the only images that came to mind were food-related (sauerkraut, cole slaw, stuffed cabbage rolls [my grandmother on Dad’s side of the family used to make the best]) and they were based upon it’s definition as “a well-known culinary vegetable: a plane-leaved cultivated variety of Brassica oleracea, the unexpanded leaves of which form a compact globular heart or head.”  I have recently discovered that there are several other, non-food-related definitions.


\KAB-ij\, noun;

1. Shreds (or larger pieces) of cloth cut off by tailors in the process of cutting out clothes, and appropriated by them as a perquisite.
2. A den or lair.

1. To grow or come to a head, as the horns of a deer.
2. To steal, to filch, to pilfer, to appropriate surreptitiously.