Thursday, July 7, 2011

My beloved doesn't give me roses but.....


......cabbage ! Yesterday, Monchéri was very happy to bring me the first cabbage from his huerta
(vegetable garden). As you know, we don't have a garden at home,
but like most people here, Monchéri has a small patch of land called
cortijo
or finca, to grow vegetables and fruit.
Just enough to feed big families.
Now, what shall I do with my lovely cabbage ?
Do you have any great summer cabbage recipe to share ?

Monchéri ne m'offre pas de roses mais un gros chou !
Avec un grand sourire, il était très content de m'apporter le premier chou de son potager.
Comme vous le savez, nous n'avons pas de jardin à la maison, mais comme la plupart des gens
d'ici, Monchéri a un petit carré de terre appelé cortijo ou finca, pour planter
des fruits et des légumes.
Juste ce qu'il faut pour nourrir une grande famille.
Maintenant je me demande comment je vais préparer ce chou.
Avez-vous des suggestions pour une bonne recette de chou estival ?


pic : me

15 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

How timely was that! Yes, I'll send you the coleslaw recipe later today.
Catherine xx

Joyful said...

I'm afraid I don't have any recipes. I tend to make coleslaw or chop up cabbage and onions and fry them up as a side dish. The cabbage looks lovely though. My veggies are growing very, very slowly.

vicki archer said...

That is so cute...I like old fashioned coleslaw.....that is what I would make...xv

Patricia said...

As Lewis Carroll wrote, "The time has come," the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings."
This is one royal cabbage!

Elisa said...

wow! Sometimes I it eat freshly sliced with olive oil and lemon juice and salt and pepper. but other times, I sautee it with olive oil, and some soy sauce and a dash of sugar. it's very versatile. and lasts a long time in the fridge!

aguja said...

I was going to quote Lewis Carroll, but Patricia has beaten me to it, so I can only echo her comment and agree that this is 'one royal cabbage'.

Gina said...

Dear Lala, I would love to know how Moncheri grew this erfect cabbage. Mine are growing under a protective layer of gauze to keep the white butterflies from laying their eggs...still, my cabbages don't look like Moncheri's.
I would love to know more about his little plot of land where he grows his vegetables. It is such an old European tradition, one my family participated in. Can we see more pictures, please.

Gina said...

Hi Lala, I also wanted to tell you that my favorite meal is stuffed Cabbage rolls. And of course, we make sauerkraut with our "Sugar Hat" cabbages.
Will send you both recipes if you like.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That is the most artistically presented cabbage I have ever seen. It's beautiful.

Such a beautiful cabbage would make a lovely cabbage galette. I will email you the link to recipe from the book, My French Kitchen.

DolceDreams said...

Gorgeous! My husband sautees it up with hot chili sauce and some olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper and you will not believe how delicious it is! However with the summer temps I think coleslaw will be perfect ~ Enjoy!
nathalie

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

A man who brings you cabbage...awww, how romantic ;-D Since everybody else has already suggested coleslaw, I can only join them.

I hope you're well, rested, chilled and wish you a good weekend xo

Lau said...

COucou Lala... so cute this love gift... i'd like one... and the recipe too... cabbage sounds more winter taste for me... Enjoy!

The Sandpit Club said...

You'll have to start calling him Mon p'tit choux from now on!

Dulce said...

hmmmm--a good great one to make a few dishes. I could add it to so many things... boiled, fried, in salads. Found this link for you

http://cabbagerecipes.org/

:-)

Mélanie A. said...

Mais ton chéri est un vrai jardinier . Ce chou est magnifique

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