Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard

Robin at The Gardener of Eden hosts a great canning, recipe-sharing and whatever-else-gardeners-are-doing-with-their-harvests event every Thursday. Take a moment to visit and enjoy what you find.

It's a busy time of year in the garden. We harvested all our cabbage recently. Belle made cabbage salad with our Golden Acre harvest, Korean kimchi with 10 lbs of Chinese cabbage and she's pickling 8 lbs of red Tete Noir and Red Acre cabbage today! Yum, yum, yum!

We substituted Chinese cabbage for Napa


The recipe for the kimchi is too long and complicated to write down. You can find it in The Kimchi Chronicles by Marja Vongerichten. 


I came home from lunch to see Belle packing jars with salted cabbage for pickling. I didn't know canning could be sexy, until I started gardening with her.

The pickled cabbage can be found here at Food.com


Finally we harvested out first ripe tomato last week. Our garden is 98% heritage varieties, but I must confess, this is an Early Girl hybrid. Still, clearly the cozy coats that protected them from many freezing nights did the job!

To bad it's not a picture of the tomato on the vine, but this was our first ripe tomato of the season. The green ones were knocked of by our chickens. Darn birds!

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  1. Yum pickled cabbage is so good.

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    1. We can't wait to try it. This is our first time.

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  2. You and "The Italian"!!! Sexy Canning....love it!

    I can't believe you have your first ripe tomato! Who knows when that will happen around here...probably all at once!

    Kimchi is great! We have Korean friends who make it and bring it to us! They even have special Kimchi refrigerators!

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    1. Lucky for you to have friends like that! I hope the kimchi turns out. I think it will be delicious.

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  3. Congratulations on your first ripe tomato!

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  4. congrats on the first tomato that is exciting!

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  5. Hurray for the season's first tomato! And what an amazing cabbage haul. Yummy!

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    1. We're very happy with our cabbage haul this year. We'll definitely push them again next season. They can be used for so many things.

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  6. Lots of lovely cabbages and Belle is doing a good job of using it up in tasty ways. Congratulations on picking the first ripe tomato of the season - always exciting. :D

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    1. She's great! Our niece told her, "You make so many different things." How true it is!

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  7. wow a ripe tomato already! All your cabbage recipes look great!

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    1. We're very happy about that tomato!

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  8. I've never tried pickled cabbage- looks good. Congrats on your first tomato!!

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  9. We're looking forward to trying it for the first time ourselves.

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  10. What a coincidence, we both made kimchi.
    I'll have to try your pickle cabbage recipe someday, it looks delicious.

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  11. Your cabbage recipe looks fabulous, I've never made Kimchi but what with you and Mac doing it I can see I'm going to have to try.

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  12. I am impressed how Belle find energy and time to preserve all your goodies.

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