Pickled Red Cabbage

There is never a good time to discover that your backup has failed. I lost photographs for 16 recipes, which is really sad. But thankfully I can get some off instagram and others off my phone. And for my pickled red cabbage I could just head to the fridge and take new ones.

Pickled Red Cabbage
Pickled Red Cabbage
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In September I was AWOL from my blog for a week. This usually only happens when we are overseas, like now. But life just had to take precedence over blogging. On the Wednesday I went ‘missing’ I was in a minor fender bender. I entered a traffic circle with my view obstructed to my right. In South Africa, vehicles from that direction have the right of way. The next thing I knew a scooter had hit my bumper. Once the shock wore off, and she told me she had not seen me, I realized she had come from behind the car that was stopped across the road. That necessitated a visit that afternoon to the police. As I could not get an accident report number from Gordons Bay, I went the following morning to Strand Police, only to discover that the accident had taken place in Somerset West.

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I delayed my visit to the Somerset West station and come straight to work. Only to discover we had a break-in and my laptop had been stolen. This meant waiting for the detectives to come to the office to take my statement. And then a run around to get replacement quotes. When that was done I headed up to report the accident before sorting out claims and getting the window replaced. This was followed by a three day weekend and I used the time to set up my old laptop. On the Monday I went shopping for a few computer related items I needed straight away, such as a keyboard. It took the rest of the day to get the two claims submitted. And I had to do a lot of catching up to get on top of things. Finally I could turn my attention back to blogging.

Pickled Red Cabbage

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Pickled Red Cabbage

Good gut health side dish
Recipe Category: Preserves
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 2 small red cabbages, outer leaves discarded
  • 15 mls fine salt
  • 450 mls raw apple cider vinegar
  • 7.5 mls fructose
  • 7.5 mls peppercorns
  • 5 mls juniper berries
  • 5 mls mustard seeds


  • Quarter the cabbages and remove the core before finely shredding and placing into a glass bowl
  • Add the salt and mix in using your hands, then cover and set aside overnight
  • Place the vinegar and fructose into a saucepan and gently heat over a medium temperature
  • Stir until the fructose has dissolved then lower the temperature and add the peppercorns, juniper berries and mustard seeds
  • Heat for 5 minutes then set aside to cool slightly
  • Tip the cabbage into a colander, rinse thoroughly and pat dry
  • Place into a large sterilized glass jar and pour the vinegar in
  • Seal and tip the jar over a few times to mix then place into the fridge for 4 weeks before using


See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars.
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14 thoughts on “Pickled Red Cabbage

  1. Oh that is awful. Traffic circles are so easy, but there are a lot of bad drivers out there who can’t even handle an intersection if the power is out. I hope you can find your photos. I still don’t understand the cloud… Love this recipe. I can imagine using the cabbage in so many ways!

  2. Good to hear that you sorted out all those difficult issues! The pickled red cabbage looks like the really classic dish. I’ve always loved the juniper flavor in the French/Alsatian sauerkraut tradition.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. Uh, what a ghastly week, Tandy. My October is a mess because the school puts so many demands on parents. They are most certainly not geared to parents who work and you wonder why seeing as most of the parents who can pay such high fees must work in order to do so. Sorry, a little moan. Thanks for this recipe.

  4. Glad you are ok and getting back to normal. I love this recipe and would love to eat it. For some reason, I get nervous pickling things. I’m afraid they will be bad. This one is in the fridge for the 4 weeks so maybe I’ll be adventurous and give it a try. Thanks

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