|Photo: Heather McClelland @ 2TheAdvocate.com|
Now that many varieties of apples are in season you can enjoy your favorite apple paired with red cabbage. All you do is first steam the cabbage. Then saute the apples with some onions in butter, adding the steamed cabbage.
Ahead of time I like to clarify the butter to remove the artery clogging milk fats and it also makes it easier to store at room temperature if you desire, once filtered of the milk fats. I use a small tea strainer once it's cooled enough to go into a storage container. I also prefer cooking with Vidalia sweet onions or red onions, sometimes called purple onions or Bermudas, but that's just my personal preference. This recipe calls for yellow onions. You decide what your family enjoys best. Once the cabbage is just cooked through then stir in the cider vinegar and brown sugar mixture.
By the way, be sure not to use an iron skillet for this recipe as it tends to darken the cabbage and apples. Yeah, it's the vinegar that creates that reaction. (You could use an iron skillet that is coated with enamel so you wouldn't get that chemical reaction.)
Red Cabbage differs a bit from the common green cabbage. How? Well, the leaves are crunchier and the flavor a little bolder. Some people cook down this cabbage until soft as it tends to get sweeter like in German cuisine. It's really more healthy if you choose to saute it quickly or lightly steam it just until it's properly cooked through. Again, it's all about your family's personal taste. After all, the whole point of cooking is to enjoy the eating, right!? :)
Also, please remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, keeping these women in your thoughts and prayers. Here's my latest Denny Lyon Gifts design (at Cafe Press) to honor all the fabulous women and their supporters fighting this disease.
This design first started off as one of my photos of those favorite hot pink azalea blooms, in addition to many other filters, employing a kaleidoscope filter to create this abstract medallion effect. This design reminds me of how our beauty is always there, no matter what form it takes. Of course, here in Louisiana, we take creative "French" license with English spellings. :) The thought bubble is to remind others to support these women on their journey to wellness. Lots of other styles of t-shirts and other products to enjoy too. The link takes you to the page of all the products featuring this design. Thanks for visiting!
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