I may have said this before, but…..
When one is cooking for two, buying a cabbage requires planning.
I get two or three or four dishes out of one head.
I usually use it once for a first course, once or twice as a vegetable side dish and the rest gets put into stir-fries, skillet dinners or quiches.
Fortunately, we both like cabbage.
Beef, Cabbage, Feta and Pimiento on Barley
Total time: 30 minutes
- 12oz (30gr) ground beef
- 2 cups sliced Savoy cabbage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4oz (120gr) pimientoes, chopped
- 3oz, (90gr) feta, crumbled
- 1/3 cup Greek olives, chopped
- 1 tbs tomato paste
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120gr) beef stock
- 1/2 cup (2.8oz, 80gr) quick-cooking barley
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) beef stock
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) water
- Cook barley in stock and water, covered, until done.
- Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion, chili powder, cumin and stir-fry 5 minutes.
- Add beef, garlic and stir-fry 5 minutes longer, breaking the beef up as it browns.
- Add cabbage, stock, tomato paste, oregano and stir well.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add pimientos, olives and heat through.
- Add feta, stir briefly and remove from heat.
- Spoon over barley to serve.
Mon mari has been playing with lawn mowers and trimmers and roto-tillers and stuff so nothing new is happening in the house.
On the other hand, my potager is now ready for spring planting.
So I planted the onions and shallots.
I planted around 100 white onions, 150 red onions and 50 shallots.
The onions are tiny little things and easy to plant. But every morning I have to go around and tuck some of them back in the ground. I don’t know if birds disturb them or worms or what, but about 10% of them get popped out of there holes every night until the roots take hold.
In addition to a photo of dirt I thought I’d show you some flowers….. Above are hyacinths and plum blossoms.
Below are quince blossoms.
It’s a strange spring….. These flowers don’t normally bloom at the same time.
The quince blossoms started blooming more than a month ago, but very sparsely. The warm weather must have been what they needed as they are now covered in blossoms.
Maybe I’ll even get quince again.