A Fall Peek at Our Garden & Julie’s Favorite Cabbage Recipe

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I love just about everything about fall but one of my favorite things is to watch our garden to continue to thrive in coastal North Carolina.  Here are some pictures of some of the wonderful produce that is continuing to thrive for us.  Peppers grow easily for us in the Coastal Carolinas and my friend Katherine shared with me her black beauty peppers and they are truly beautiful and delicious!

Radishes love the sandy soil as well and here is a picture of one peeking through the soil ready for a lovely supper.

Last but not least the cabbages just absolutely love fall and love the cool fall evenings and I cannot wait to make one of my favorite dishes which is just simply boiled cabbage with a bit of bacon in it.  I used to put an entire stick of butter in the pot but I have a trick or two over time so here is my daughter’s favorite cabbage recipe that I make.

Julie’s Favorite Boiled Cabbage

Place 2 tbsp. butter melted in the bottom of a pot.

Place 1 head of cabbage washed and chopped in on top of the butter.

Pour in approximately 2 cups of chicken broth (homemade broth is fine ;)…).

Fry about 4 to 6 pieces of bacon and then…

place them crumbled up on top of cabbage and stir in.

Salt and pepper to taste.  Cabbage should be cooked until slightly limp and translucent.

This is such a delicious dish best served with corned beef cabbage or bratwurst on a nice crisp, cool fall evening!

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!

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10 thoughts on “A Fall Peek at Our Garden & Julie’s Favorite Cabbage Recipe

  1. Good Morning! I saw your comment so decided to pop over and read your post. I just picked radishes last night, what a surprise-. I have never grown them before and didn’t realize how large they became all of a sudden. I have several nice ones in the fridge now. Great looking garden! My husband will have to try your cabbage recipe, he’s a great cook.

  2. Oh – I’m a little envious. Our garden has stopped producing – but then again, I didn’t plant any cool weather crops this year. My brother always had a great garden when he lived near the coast (Jacksonville area). The prettiest sweet potatoes and tons of melons.

      1. I live in central NC, so I could garden much later in the year than I typically do. I’ve thought about putting in a cold frame, but for now I’m just trying to gradually increase the regular garden area, and doing my best to get a compost bin system. Getting some fruit trees and a couple of blueberry bushes is also higher up on my list than the cold frame. I keep reminding myself that good things come to those who wait. 😀

        1. Becky that is so true! I realized that it would take about 3 years to have our bees in full force and the honey in full flow…..well its the same ways with other items I plant such as the edibles that you mentioned like the blueberry bushes and I am waiting on my almond tree to shower me with almonds one day….maybe it could happen 🙂

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