The Cabbage Family Tree

A variety of tasty vegetables for everyone can be found in the Cabbage family. Many plants make good garden companions for cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other varieties of plants in the cabbage family.

Some Good Companions For The Cabbage Family Are:

Cabbage is a very versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw in salads or slaw, cooked in soups or with corned beef, fried with onions, pigs in the blanket, or fermented and made into sauerkraut.

Corned beef and cabbage is an American tradition most popular on St. Patrick's-day and eaten by Irish and people who claim to be Irish on that day. A fantastic recipe will soon be available on Grandpas site.

Making your own sauerkraut is very easy and recipes will soon be available and easy right here on Grandpas site. The taste of your own kraut made from your own organically grown cabbage is something you will look forward to every year once you've experienced it.

Kraut crock German Saurkraut Colored cabbages

Broccoli And Cauliflower Are Easy To Grow

Broccoli and cauliflower like most members of the cabbage family are very easy to grow. Both are good either raw or cooked preferably steamed. Cauliflower comes in a variety of colors. White cauliflower requires blanching (tying the outer leaves around the heads to remain white).

Salads are more nutritious and interesting when you add broccoli and cauliflower flowerets. When making raw vegetable platters with carrots celery broccoli and cauliflower all you need is a little ranch dip.

Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable when left to endure a mild frost the steamed sprouts need only a little butter and the sweat nutty flavor comes to life.

Once You've Tasted Kohlrabi
You'll Grow Them Every Year

Kohlrabi is a strange vegetable that is a large round swelling on the stem of the plant having a flavor between cabbage and radish. Eaten raw peeled then sliced with a little sea salt, you'll discover the flavor is strong and delicious. Cooked in soups or stews or Grandpas favorite with corned beef it offers nutrition and a wonderful flavor and texture. I will add the recipe for Kohlrabi and corned beef with my other recipes.

Purple and Green Kohlrabi Broccoli Cauliflower


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