25 Feb 2012 2 Comments
Both cute as buttons, we brought them together in the kitchen to eat what they grew! How fun is that? When kindergarteners are involved, believe me—it’s WAY fun. First we had to harvest the cabbage from our garden and these two girls really have it down to a team sport. When the cabbage is large and round, simply twist and pull. Twist and pull and snap to one side if necessary.
Ta da! Cabbage for coleslaw! And what a beauty!
So on the menu this week? Coleslaw: a mix of cabbage, cucumbers, sweet onions—all of which we are growing in our garden. Goodbye, grocery store! These kids are growing their own meals now.
And making coleslaw is EASY. Simply chop up a head of cabbage, 1 sweet onion and 1 cucumber then toss them together with a little bit of red wine vinegar, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste. And “to taste” is key, because as you know, taste buds run as different as kids on a playground—every which direction, to be exact.
So “add a little, taste a little, add a little, taste a little….” It’s how old southern women make their coleslaw (and this recipe came from my mother—an old southern woman). But the results? Just ask the kids—oh wait, their mouths are full!
For those who didn’t “prefer” the coleslaw, no worries! We’ll compost it and make dirt. Now that’s what I call self-sustaining! And totally organic. The plants love us for it.
So how about it? Follow our lead and plant cabbage, cucumbers and sweet onions in YOUR garden and you too, will have all the ingredients for the best coleslaw EVER.