So shortly after deciding to do this project I started thumbing through the cookbook to decide what I might make first, when I realized that there are a lot of strange things in here.. Perhaps I should have asked Mike if he wanted to EAT all the things in this cookbook, so I did. His reply was "Well, yes, we are trying to change what we eat... but within reason, right?". I laughed. Then later that afternoon continuing my thumbing I was talking to Kelsey on the phone and related the story. When I found Root beer.. "Like, ya know, I could make Root Beer sometime." "Yum", she says. "Or", turning the page "Pottrnger's Liver Cocktail (p612)", which is a mixture of Liver (1 small Chunk), tomato juice, Tabasco, squeeze of lime, and Whey.... Humm, decided I better start with the more palatable first!
So I started with Red Cabbage. This recipe was surprisingly simple and yet delicious. First recipe down and already I've added a recipe to our regular repertoire!
Red Cabbage, Dutch style (p 377)
1 med Red Cabbage Shredded
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
2 apple pealed and sliced
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon wine vinegar
Rinse cabbage place in heavy pan. In a small pan mix bay leaf, cloves, salt, honey, with cinnamon and water, bring to a boil. Pour over the cabbage and cook gently for about 20 minutes. Move to serving dish. Toss with vinegar and butter.
The first time I made half a recipe. It was so good I made it for movie night the next week. I made a whole recipe to serve the 5 of us... It made a Whole lot! I'd recommend 1/2 a recipe.