Thank you to CSA member Glennis Smith for this fabulous recipe!
Warm Red Cabbage with Bacon
1 shallot, leek or bunch of green onion (I have used any of these; they all work) in a deep fry pan with a little olive oil until lightly brown.
6 cups of chopped red cabbage (long shreds look the best)
Drizzle with a little more oil and toss with tongs until it just begins to limp a bit but still crisp -- about 5 minutes
Season with coarsely grated salt and fresh ground pepper while tossing.
4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons oil
Add in a handful of raisins or cranberries in the warm vinegar
Let sit for five minutes.
Add to the cabbage mixture:
1/2 cup or more of crumbled bacon
1/2 cup chopped toasted whole almonds (or other nuts if preferred)
Finally, add the warm balsamic vinegar to the cabbage mixture and toss through.
This is so good, even left over and re-heated.
Tip: I used the crumbled real Bacon from Costco which I keep in the freezer for recipes. Easy peasy…
And again. And again. And again. Good thing we are able to adapt.
Because the driving conditions are poor and expected to get worse we've decided now not to deliver today. We will do the delivery on Friday.
Have a good day today!
Meat Share Week 25 - Last share of the 2014-15 season!!
Thank you so much for you support over the last 50 weeks and we look forward to working with for you many more to come!
This week your share contains:
TapRoot ham - steak or roast @ $7.00/lb varies
TapRoot Chicken - whole @ $7.50/lb varies
TapRoot Herb Sausages - @ $7.50/pack $7.50
Total: within $1 of $37.50
The chickens and hams varied so much in their weight, so we made up each share individually, matching up larger chickens with smaller hams and vice-versa.
Winter weather continues to be challenging. There is always snow to be moved, and water containers to de-ice, but the animals don't mind the cold and they always have a dry place to lay in for the night.
We've received our first batch of free range chicks for 2015. With any luck, by the time these chicks have feathers, there will be some green grass for them to munch on. For now though, they are snugged away in the barn, living the life of luxury under the warmth of the heat lamps.
This week we expect many many many baby bunnies to be born! Some of the mothers are already starting to show some nesting behavior. A few days before babies are born the mother rabbits pull our their own fir to use as a material for nest building. Baby bunnies are born completely hairless, so they need a nice cozy nest to thrive.