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Friday, October 24, 2008

Just can't get enough!

This is the country of greens and goodies. There is a variety of spinach grown all year round here called perpetual spinach. It is about 6 times as big as the normal salad variety and is a little rougher in taste and texture.

A traditional favourite of ours is good old Bacon & Cabbage. Over the years I have been able to get a piece of bacon/ham to make this taste as authentic as possible, and now that I am back on Terra firme, I have made a few changes to the old standby recipe to keep the chef interested!

With all this perpetual Spinach growing around here, we have come up with a yummy dish for all you comfort food lovers out there.

Get yourself a piece of salt cured pork. Cottage ham will work fine. Place in pot covering with cold water and allow to come to the boil. Add some baby potatoes, reduce heat and let cook for 2 hours.

Then add in as much spinach and 1/2 head of cabbage or other greens (for variety).

After the greens have cooked for a while (until tender) add some RED HOT sauce. (Tabasco is OK too, depends on which one you like the best). Add as much as you like.....................
Also, add a nice spoonful of butter.

Let this cook some more (maybe another 1/2 hour). Get a few nice big pasta bowls and some nice crusty bread. Best to eat on a cold wintry night with a lovely big bottle of Chimay. (blue of course)

This, is one of our very favourite dishes. Serious serious comfort food.

That is all the WiseWords for today,



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