Sunday, November 4, 2012

Homemade Dressing

Although we are in desperate need of some good soaking rain here at the moment our veggie patch is still producing prolific amounts of delicious produce which I am grateful for each and every day.
 
This afternoon amongst my harvest was the first of many cabbages.
cabbage 1
This is a 'Savoy' variety and has taken me approx 15 weeks to grow it from seed to plate. I water my cabbage patch every second day and fertilizer it weekly with some kind of organic matter be it sheep, chook, or horse poop, sometimes even seaweed solution...
 
I have peas planted on one side of my cabbage patch and broccoli on the other. These have helped keep any of those nasty pests away and has eliminated the need for spraying - YAY!!!  
cabbage 2
I love raw cabbage and for dinner tonight am making one of my favourite salads - Coleslaw!!!
I don't care too much for the commercially made dressings so for as long as I can remember I've made my own... It's super easy, only takes a couple of ingredients and is really worth a try - trust me!!!
cabbage 3
Homemade Coleslaw Dressing
 
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/2 cup of mayonnaise (I like to make my own but store bought is fine too just make sure it's a deliciously creamy one)
 
Put all ingredients into a jar and shake well for 10 seconds. Chop up some cabbage, grate up some carrot, slice up some sweet onions and why not even add a few slithers of fresh radish for a Summer-y kick. Stir through the dressing 10 minutes before serving and I promise you won't be disappointed in the least!!!
 
We love this Coleslaw on fresh buns with grilled chicken or sausages - Yum-o!!! But served on the side with a gorgeous green salad and a good piece of protein is also just as divine...
 
Enjoy... :)

5 comments:

  1. the cabbage looks delicious! and thank you for the recipie!!!
    yours, carina

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  2. Yum! I've never tried growing cabbage...

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  3. Yummy cabbage!

    So...you didn't find anything else in the cabbage patch then???

    ;)

    Kx.

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  4. Yum! It's cold here... winter has arrived! We had some snow b/4 Halloween (Oct.31st) but it's gone and now... the wind is blowing and we had a huge downpour last night... the family were here and DH had to help take the family to the car with giant umbrella's! LoL... He is such a sweetie... he got wet... they didn't!
    Your garden looks lovely!
    I can spaghetti sauce with my tomato's. And then just plain tomato's when I'm done. Used to can salsa... but, we just weren't eating it.. so maybe I will can it again, just use smaller jars!

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