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March 11, 2011Leave a comment

WINTER 2011. CABBAGE. 03.11.11

We are weathering these last few “lion” weeks (one can only hope they’re the last…please) and eagerly await the gentle, “lamb” days ahead. We’ve patiently worked our way through hearty greens and root vegetables and this week, cabbage. I don’t want to discount these winter goodies. They have been at the center of warming soups. We’ve roasted them to golden and caramelized glory – and then called them fries.  We’ve pureed them and in a few rare cases, wrapped them in indulgent, flaky pastry. Nevertheless, I feel like a child that has been studiously watching and waiting and hoping for some grand prize for good behavior. Is it time yet? Have we been good enough? Are we going to get what we think we deserve? As the temperatures begin to rise steadily, we’ll start to see a change in the produce available. Remember asparagus? Mmm, yes. And rhubarb and berries, too. It won’t be long before sprinklers are running and we are once again acquainted with the feeling of peach juice dripping down the arm. But for now, be in the moment and enjoy the humble, unassuming cabbage.



Cabbage Lists

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1 head green cabbage

6 cups shredded cabbage

1 bunch carrots with tops

3 cups shredded carrots

2 cups baby spinach

1 pound broccoli

1 pound cauliflower

1/2 pound green beans

15 cloves garlic

2 yellow onions

1 bunch scallions

1 lemon

5 limes

1 small avocado

3 plum tomatoes

Fresh rosemary

Fresh parsley

Fresh cilantro

Meat / Fish

2 pounds tenderloin

1 pound shrimp

1 pound red snapper (or tilapia)

2 cups chopped chicken breasts (see recipe for details)


1 cup light sour cream

6 extra-large eggs

2 oz. goat cheese

1/3 cup whole milk ricotta

1/4 cup creme fraiche, sour cream or Greek yogurt

Pantry Staples


Sherry vinegar

Whole wheat panko

1-1/2 cups almonds

1/2 pound short pasta

3/4 cup orzo

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes

White vinegar

Old Bay seasoning

Chipotle chili powder

10 oz. corn tortillas

Fire-roasted bell peppers

Note: List does not include “weekend splurge” ingredients.


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