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1/2 red cabbage
2 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp caraway seeds
ground pepper to taste
vinegar to taste

• Thinly slice or coarsely shred the cabbage.
• Pour 1/4 cup of water on the cabbage and toss.
• Generously sprinkle with salt and toss.
• Let salted cabbage stand for 2 hours.
• With clean hands squeeze out all the moisture.
• In a saucepan, heat up the oil.
• Add the cabbage, sugar, caraway seeds and ground pepper.
• Do NOT add water. Cover and SLOWLY simmer.
• When the cabbage is “crunchy tender”, stir in a little vinegar to taste.
• Serve hot.

For those who are no fan of caraway seeds, grinding the seeds in a spice mill or in a coffee grinder is most beneficial.

and when fresh fruit is in abundance:


I treated 1 cup of chopped apricots with 1/2 Tbsp Fruit Fresh and 3 Tbsp sugar and let it stand for half an hour. Then I added the apricots to the pot just before serving. Very nice.



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