Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cabin Cooking: Winter Garden Slaw

My floating garden is most productive in summer, but it still provides me with fresh veggies in winter.

I've put most of my garden to bed to let it rest, but I leave crops in the ground that I know can survive freezing temperatures and occasional snow.

Earlier this week I went out to pick some things for dinner. I dug carrots and beets that were still crisp and juicy. Then I picked curly kale and Brussels sprouts. This is the first year I've grown sprouts and they're a success. I even found one onion that was missed during the fall.

With my pickings I made some fresh pickled beets, and a winter garden slaw for dinner.

I grated carrots, diced onion, cut sprouts in half, and chopped enough curly kale to fill the bowl. I like to use poppyseed dressing for my slaw. It's easy and gives the veggies a nice fresh tang.

Do you grow any winter vegetables in your garden? What works for you? -- Margy


  1. You can grow brussel sprouts in a pot? I might try that this year. Hubby loves them, me not so much but could grow them for him.

    1. Actually, the sprouts grown in my floating garden. But I don't see why they wouldn't work in a large part as long as you give them enough space. The leaves get quite large. - Margy

  2. Doesn't look like winter to me! Can't grow much under 18" of snow! But our daughter in Abbotsford reports green grass.

    1. This was before all the snow in February. - Margy


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