cole slaw with tomatoes, unplugged

You wouldn’t know it , but in the middle of   a suburban area stands a small farm. Drive through a neighborhood  of a mostly residential setting, take a right here and another right there and looking for a small sign leads you to a group of small fields. Here a farmer maintains a small shed were purchases of produce can be made. Mother nature dictates whats available. This day tomatoes and a cabbage. Compared to many of the supermarkets in the area very reasonable pricing along with fresh picked flavor.

Though I didn’t get any photos of this off the path mini farm, here’s a map of the area. The center light brown area being the farm.Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 17.03.55

What to do with a cabbage ? At first a traditional mayonnaise Cole slaw came to mind.

When searching recipes I decided on this simple slaw From McCall’s cooking school recipe. This was one of those old school collections that you subscribed to. Different packets were mailed to subscribers every month or so with and upon receiving  a binder to hold them, you built a collection of recipes, step by step with photos printed on heavy coated paper.  Tabbed pages and indexes allowed you to do a quick search for recipes. After all the years passed still a go-to source for a recipes with clearly written instructions and pictorials.


Well on with the recipe !

Now you can easily get your food processor out to make this recipe but get unplugged and use a knife to keep your skills sharp !

The recipe calls for mustard powder so for freshness and tang, crush up some mustard seeds for about a teaspoon or more.IMG_6177

Add the mustard powder, 2 teaspoons of sugar, a teaspoon of celery seed, a tablespoon of salt, one cup of vinegar, and 3/4 cup of oil, to a small pan. Set aside on stove to be boiled.


Now get your favorite knife(s), quarter and remove core from cabbage and thin slice.

IMG_6179Next to go under the knife a large green pepper, cored and sliced into rings.

IMG_6180 IMG_6181A Spanish onion, I just had a regular white onion, sliced thin. I pulled off the skin later. Separate into rings.


Done with the knife for now, layer 1/2 the lettuce, 1/2 the pepper, 1/2 the onion in a large bowl or container. Repeat.



Sprinkle the mixture with one cup sugar.

IMG_6185 IMG_6187 IMG_6189

Now bring to a rolling boil the ingredients in the pan from the beginning of the recipe.


Pour over the layered cabbage mixture.

IMG_6191 IMG_6192

pouring and taking a picture at the same time, the cover on the Ipad shifts, covering the lens at some point.IMG_6193 IMG_6194Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, about 4 hours., tossing every so often.

Cut up tomato and add to salad when serving.

By the time I got around to blogging the slaw was ready. Served alongside a BBQ chicken leg.


Good, Not too sour or sweet.

0 Responses to “cole slaw with tomatoes, unplugged”

  1. Leave a Comment

Care to Reply?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


September 2014
« Aug   Oct »

Recent Posts

The Zero-Waste Chef

No packaging. Nothing processed. No waste.

Talking Hydroponics

Growing & Much More

Power Plant Men

True Power Plant Stories

Bottles & Cans & Just Clap Your Hands

Rhode Island’s Better Beer Blog • by Lou Papineau • @BottlesCansRI • bottlescansclaphands@yahoo.com


Learn Goan and Indian Recipes

Healthy Cravings

scrumptiously good

adorable life

eat,craft,travel,love...in short live your life and njoy

cooking from the heart

inspired by june & norma

Little Observationist

A journal of observations & inspirations by Stephanie Sadler


Food the old fashioned way

Beer Hobo

Words and photos from the road

Alcoholidays with Mama Bear

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they are going to feel all day." -Dean Martin

spf 99

my two ounces

Bard's Home Brew Brewery

A Homebrew Journey

Amintiri din Bucătărie

Memories from the Kitchen

Beyond Mere Sustenance

Food as a lifestyle...


The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

rise of the sourdough preacher

Of homemade bread, food and other recipes / Una storia di pane fatto in casa, cibo ed altre ricette


The spirit of fermentation


A voice of sanity in a world gone mad...

Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

My Food and Me

... just about food and more food!!!

my sister's pantry

Eat food... real food

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food...cooking...eating....tools - What works, and what doesn't!

Two Barn Farm

Sustainable Farming, Permaculture, Gardening and Homesteading in Ohio

Little London Observationist

An expat blog about "the little things" in London

Mom de Cuisine

Culinary Musings of an Expat Mom


Cocina Dominicana y algo más...

gettin' fresh!

turning dirt into dinner

Let's Spice Things Up

Recipe Reviews, Tips & Ideas from my table to yours!


Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown


A foodie's thoughts

Food in Jars

a little mech, tech, and food


Fashion, Food, Interior Design and Architecture

Rachel & Maya

Dishing about all things food related.

Advoken's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog


Food Adventures in Paris


Vegetable-forward food and lifestyle experiments featuring bold flavors with an international focus.

Cooking in Tongues

Savoring the world through food, trails and photos.

con tomates

Juicy living in the Iberian Peninsula and beyond


WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

Slow Food RI

Slow Food Rhode Island is the Rhode Island chapter of Slow Food USA.

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: