Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Bringing In the Cabbages


The high winds of the weekend took one of my little net wigwams off the Veggie Patch under cover of darkness ... where they took it too I have no idea, it's completely vanished ... so the cabbages that were safely nestled under it have been exposed to the elements and the critters that live on the hill, that last bit sounds like something out of a horror movie doesn't it  ;-)

Alan even walked along the road looking for the wigwam but no luck!! 

So I had no choice but to start bringing the cabbages in and processing them.  This first lot were soaked in salted water, rinsed and then shredded and whizzed in the salad spinner before being frozen as they are.  As we should be eating them over the course of the Winter I thought I would see if I could get away with not having to do a mammoth blanching session.


The Sweet Chestnuts in Nut Wood were falling off the trees so they have all been brought in and taken out of their very prickly coverings.  This is the first proper crop from these trees, we were really pleased to get so many/


In other news ... I still don't waste anything and this lone crust was whizzed in the Nutribullet ...


... just three seconds later and I had a tub of breadcrumbs for the freezer, the next crust I get I'll do the same to and fill the tub up to the top  :-)

Sue xx

9 comments:

  1. I lovey nutribullit I use it for so many things. Hope you find your wigwam.

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  2. You really do practice waste not want not Sue.

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  3. And lovely cabbages they are. My mom used to give me wedges of raw cabbage as a snack while I did homework and she made supper--turnip, too. I still love both!

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  4. I love fresh cabbage! Have you tried making sauerkraut from them? That's 2my favorite way to preserve cabbage.

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  5. I've never frozen cabbage - please can I ask why they're soaked in salted water and for how long?
    I love sauerkraut and buy large jars ready made.

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    1. They get soaked in salted water to bring all the little critters that have been living in them out. We don't spray any of our produce so I have to do this before we use anything. They are soaked for about 15 minutes.

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  6. I've never thought of using my Nutribullet to make breadcrumbs, great idea! I've only just started using it for anything other than smoothies. Been using it to puree my soup (I make my own soup but half goes to a friend who hates cooking and she can't stand 'bits in her soup.). What else do you use yours for?

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    1. Making banana ice cream out of frozen banana chunks, whizzing oats into oat flour and turning granulated sugar into either caster or icing sugar are three things that spring to mind. I just treat it like a mini food processor.

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  7. I love cabbage! those look lush to me

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