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Cabbage Salad

  • 1 pint good vinegar
  • 4 well beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of made mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper.
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 bunch of celery
One pint good vinegar, 4 well-beaten eggs, 1/2 cup of butter; place them on the fire and stir constantly until the mixture begins to thicken, then add a tablespoon of made mustard, 2 of salt, and 1 of black pepper. Chop 1 head of cabbage very fine, with 1 bunch of celery, and soak in salt water for 2 hours. Drain and pour dressing over it, and mix it. It will keep all winter in a cool place if kept well covered.
By mixing lobster of chicken with it, you will have a nice salad.
Submitted by Cassyjean - Torrington, CT Sep 11, 2009


15 min 30 min 45 min

Lobster

  • Lobster should be cooked in salted water to protect the flavor of the meat
  • When cooking frozen lobster tails, you must begin by thawing the tails
  • Lobster is a low fat seafood, containing less than a gram of fat in three ounces
  • Lobster are loaded with good cholesterol (HDL)
  • Lobster can survive about 15 hours in the refrigerator and about 20 hours on ice
  • A lobster weighing one pound will yield 2/3 cup of meat
  • Lobster is not a kosher food because it does not have scales
  • Most lobster experts argue that the male and female lobsters taste the same, but some people believe that the roe (eggs) from a female adds flavor
  • Some people argue that eating the tomalley of the lobster is not a good idea because any pollution the lobster may have consumed would be concentrated there
  • Some scientists believe that putting your lobster in the freezer before boiling will numb them up and reduce the pain for the lobster
  • When choosing a lobster from the tank, look for the most active ones as they will have more tender meat
  • The largest lobster ever caught was over two feet long and weighed 37 pounds
  • Tomalley - the green substance found in the back end of the lobster - is the liver and is considered by most people to be a delicacy
  • Maine locals are known for steaming lobster in beer (about 7 minutes for 2 lobsters)
  • The white substance surrounding your cooked lobster is actually its blood and it is absolutely safe to eat
  • To pick up a live lobster, grab it on the back just above the tail and the claws will not be able to reach your hand
  • Lobsters are relatively low cholesterol having less than chicken and turkey
  • To make sure your lobster is fresh, check to make sure the tail curls when boiling and the tail meat is firm when extracting
  • Lobster depend on salt water for survival and will not stay alive for more than a day out of water
  • Lobsters are known for longevity and can reach up to 100 years of age
  • It takes about 5 years for a lobster to reach edible size
  • The American lobster is found in cold waters and has claws while the spiny lobster is found in warm water and does not have claws
  • When Europeans arrived in America, lobsters washed ashore in high numbers and were considered the cockroach of the sea
  • The lobster and scorpion are in the same family of the animal kingdom
  • At one time in history, lobster was peasant food and was used for bait

Cabbage

  • Bok Choy is a type of cabbage popular in stir fry and visually similar to swiss chard
  • Napa cabbage has a mild flavor and has an elongated shape like celery
  • Red cabbage is a red or purple hue and smaller than green cabbage
  • Green cabbage is round, solid, simple, and popular in salads and cole slaw
  • Savoy cabbage has ruffled leaves and is also known as curly cabbage
  • When buying a cabbage, select one that feels heavy for it's size
  • There are over 400 varieties of cabbages but the most popular in America is the green cabbage
  • Cabbage was very popular in medieval times and the most popular variety was called "colewort"
  • Cabbage is high in vitamin C which helps to improve the immune system
  • There are numerous studies showing that cruciferous vegetables (including cabbage) can help to prevent cancer
  • Sauerkraut is a German creation made from pickled cabbage
  • Cabbage belongs to the same family of vegetables as kale, brussels sprouts, and broccoli

Black pepper

  • Most culinary experts advise against buying pre-ground pepper
  • Black pepper has antioxidant and antibacterial properties
  • Black pepper is considered by many people to be a carminitive which means it prevents intestinal gas

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