Learn how your comment data is processed. Bolted leeks. Now I’ve got a bunch of cabbage in my winter garden. wondering if harvesting the outer leaves hastened the bolting. Some of the most well-known types include: While adding colour and flavour to meals, cabbage also comes with quite an impressive list of benefits for health and wellness. My goodness they were fabulous. Toss the cabbage and stir until it glistens then lower the heat and add two tablespoons of red pepper flakes and ½ teaspoon of salt. What we buy at the grocery store is just the innermost stalks of celery. And man are the leaves spikey. This doesn’t cost you anything but I may make a commission payment from anything you buy through these links. ★☆. (This was about two weeks ago.) I bought some cabbage from a box store last fall. Cabbage is high in fibre and helps to retain water inside the body while moving the bulky bits of food away through the digestive system. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Or choose other fillings you enjoy and add them instead. Cabbage can be white, purple or green, smooth leaved or have crinkly leaves and there are loads of layers on each vegetable. Leave it to simmer until the cabbage is tender, usually around an hour. But just like with the celery, the Napa cabbage plant has so much more to offer. Well I went out the other day and, to my dismay, my Napa cabbage had bolted! ( Log Out /  It also helps with wound healing and regulating the nervous system. Fibre is often known as roughage and is the stuff that helps the body process the food we put into it. Raw, they have a pretty strong cabbage flavor. It’s made up of green leaves with white petioles (the stalk that joins a leaf to a stem) that are wrapped in a tight bunch. https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/slideshow/cabbage-recipes Red or purple cabbages are popular for this dish. It was used in Germany and Eastern Europe to preserve the vegetables for the winter. I’ll be using your suggestions, even if mine doesn’t bolt, because I always just put those outer leaves in the compost now that I don’t have livestock to enjoy them, and that seems a bit of a waste. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Well I went out the other day and, to my dismay, my Napa cabbage had bolted! So at first, eating the outer leaves didn’t sound too appetizing. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. ★☆ Boil the beef, onion, carrots, potatoes, thyme and parsley in a pan of water. What I expected to get is just the innermost head. Soup is something you can easily make with cabbage and other ingredients. https://www.budgetbytes.com/20-recipes-for-leftover-cabbage I grew celery once and I couldn’t believe how large the plant was. Thanks for visiting and if you want to know more about it, check out our About Us page. Then here are some recipes you might want to try! You can add fruit, nuts, herbs and anything else you want to add to the taste. Cook for another 10 minutes and serve. But it went beautifully. Let’s start with a bit of an introduction. You can take a favourite cabbage (Mum favours Sweetheart for hers) and shred it up. Or add cabbage and onion with other salad ingredients and serve with a little dressing. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The grocery store gives us a wrong impression of what vegetables look like. Anyways, there I was, once again determined to not let my plant go to waste. I drained them straight into a colander and then (quite easily) untangled them by hand and lay them out flat in preparation for stuffing them. But that’s the thing about growing your own food; you put so much effort into your plants so it just kills you to let anything go to waste. At first I ignored them. I boiled the leaves for 2-4 minutes until they were flexible. Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing. It actually hurts to rub the outer leaves with your fingers. What started as small buds turned into small, yellow flowers just a few days later. ( Log Out /  I put the slaw on some tacos and my husband and I had a great Friday-night dinner. Share a photo and tag us — we can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Cabbage might not seem like the most exciting vegetable but there’s loads of different things you can do with it and loads of health benefits from eating it. Shred the cabbage and add with green salad ingredients, toss with a little olive oil and add other favourites such as red onion, herbs or nuts. The stuff has also been shown in some studies to have a positive effect on prostate cancer. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Colcannon is a classic Irish dish that mixes the cabbage (or kale) with mashed potatoes, onions and spices. Cabbage is actually a series of plants of the Brassica oleracea family. Wrap them and enjoy for a light lunch or add a favourite potato dish or rice for a larger meal. It can be annual or bi-annual (two year) and is cousin to the broccoli and the cauliflower as well as Brussell sprouts. Sometimes greens can be bitter once they’ve bolted but that was not true of my cabbage; it tasted just as good. Your email address will not be published. ( Log Out /  ★☆ ( Log Out /  I did some Googling and I guess it’s common for Napa cabbage to bolt when the days get longer, regardless of the temperature. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. You can buy it ready made in many supermarkets or make your own and it is often serves with sausages, pork or on hot dogs. Close. Prepare the horseradish sauce by whipping the cream and adding to the horseradish. I was actually very surprised to see my cabbage had bolted; our temperatures are still in the 50s here so it didn’t seem hot enough to make the cabbage bolt. Now we are sold on the potential of cabbage, it is time to look at what we can do with it. Posted by 5 months ago. What started as small buds turned into small, yellow flowers just a few days later. And the Hilton Chinese Cabbage (a Napa-style cabbage) is growing like crazy. Common name: Bolting Plants affected: Annual vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, and biennial vegetables that as onions, leeks, carrots, fennel and some of the cabbage family Main causes: Cold spells or changes in day length Timing: Usually seen …