One of my goals is to de-clutter.
I am aware that de-cluttering of my personal space will allow me to de-clutter my mind too.
Do you feel like me?
Are you overwhelmed by stuff?
Both physical stuff and mental stuff?
I know I am.
Whilst I LOVE all my bits & pieces and could NEVER EVER be a minimalist, I do see that a re-organisation of my physical space will allow me to reorganise my mind space too.
I need that.
I need to make some room in my head.
Some room for some quiet.
So when my lovely friend Bec invited me to join her in doing the 40 bag challenge I leapt at it.
I feel like I am going into rehab.
We are doing it together to keep each other honest.
I am sure we will have to have meetings too!
To support each other. They may or may not involve coffee & cake....
I like doing things like this with others.
Do you want to join in?
We are starting in late February.
Let me know if you are in!
GOURMET GIRLFRIEND'S CARAMELISED CAPER CABBAGE:
Yesterday I had a cabbage love-in with Pip & Michelle about how much we LOVE cabbage!
I know this is not a universally held adoration. BUT us three would eat cabbage any ol' way. We LUBS it you see!
I made this recipe up last year & have made it quite a few times since.
My kids LOVE it too & ASK me to cook it for them! YAY!
I love it served with a crumbed Pork chop- because I love PORK & cabbage...a culinary marriage hard to beat.
But it is also great with fish, chicken or just on it's own! YUM.
I serve one wedge per person- so cut as many wedges as you have people.
1 wedge = 1/4 small cabbage.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 head purple cabbage
- 1 orange (zest & juice)
- 3 tablespoons baby capers
- 3 tablespoons butter
Slice the cabbage into wedges- keep root intact to help cabbage keep it's shape.
In a pan melt half the butter till sizzling.
Add the capers and cook till crisp. Remove and set aside
Add the cabbage and the remaining butter.
Cook on a medium heat for about 5 mins or until you can see the cabbage is caramelizing.
Turn and do same on other side.
Now add the orange juice & half of the cooked capers to the pan & turn heat right down.
Pop a lid on and cook through till cabbage is soft (about 5 minutes more).
Remove lid and serve.
Sprinkle remaining capers and orange zest onto each wedge.
My boys have been spending lots of time playing music together.....it made me think of these VERY talented siblings.