Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Homemade is best.

I don't know about you, but some things I find really are best when they are homemade. Often though, time is an issue and we have to make do with store bought produce. If we're lucky we are able to access a farmers market or shop and can purchase some one else's homemade produce. One thing I am never able to find here is a nice coleslaw. I always find the bought stuff very watery and anaemic, with little or no flavour. It's so simple and quick to make. The basic recipe is always the same. Carrots, onion, cabbage and mayo. Adjust the quantities to suit your tastes.
I finely dice the onion and about a quarter of a small cabbage, then add grated carrot, I always make sure there is plenty of carrot. I stir in one table spoon of mayo, I use organic, and that's it, it takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish.
I store it in an air tight container in the fridge for a couple of days. It might last longer than that, I don't know, cause it never lasts that long! Best of all? Because I bought the ingredients I know it's 100% organic. If you have the garden and the time to grow your own, even better.
Sometimes I change things a little by using red cabbage or red onion. Spring onions are a nice change too. Chives are a nice addition, fresh is best, but dried will do if you can leave it to sit for an hour or two before use. How about big juicy sultanas?


Miss 376 said...

Oh, I love coleslaw, but the boys just won't eat it

QuiltSue said...

Yummy. Trouble is, DH hates it so it's never worth making it just for me. Aren't I a poor deprived perrson?