Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cabbage Rose

This is my last segment on our autumn garden series. It features the cabbage (it is not hard to figure out how the "cabbage rose" received its name, is it?). I suppose I could have named this post "Cabbage Rows" just as well... Again, we just made a row in the earth, placed in seeds and watered. I must admit that we only had a few of these do well. Some creatures were really enjoying it. Once the damage was done, we read that you could place your wood ash around each plant and that really helps deter them. So, we will try again next year with our newly acquired knowledge...

Benefits of cabbage:
  1. Excellent source of vitamin C (richer in the source than oranges!)
  2. Excellent source of fiber
  3. Good source of sulphur 
  4. Natural detoxifier
  5. Rich in iodine
  6. Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium are also present in cabbage.

Serving Suggestions:
  • Chop up and add into a vegetable garden soup
  • Creamy Cole-Slaw
  • Cabbage Salad (Recipe below can be downloaded and printed)
  • Sauerkraut

You may like to add this recipe to your "Inspirational Recipe Book".

1 comment:

  1. Oh!! Your salad looks delicious!! I will have to wait for awhile until I can sample this sadly as I am almost finished with another pregnancy and of course cabbage and breast feeding don't normally mix to well ;) I will keep this on my list for when I can eat cabbage again! :o)


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