Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St. Patrick, known in the U.S. as Saint Patrick’s Day. Many Americans will celebrate with corned beef and cabbage. Bob and I enjoy cabbage throughout the year. I realize many people do not. If this is the case for you, then perhaps your cabbage has been overcooked.
I remember growing up cabbage was cooked so long and the odor became so strong it would peel the paint off the walls :). The taste was strong and not pleasant. It was not until many years later when I learned about steaming cabbage that I also learned to enjoy it.
Cut your cabbage into wedges (I usually go for quarters) and remove the core. Steam using a steamer basket or a covered skillet with a small amount of water until you can can insert a sharp knife into the wedge with only slight resistance. I remove the leaves one at a time and eat them with a little spray margarine or lemon juice and a sprinkle of lemon pepper.
Don’t forget cabbage when looking to get more variety in your vegetables. Raw cabbage makes a great salad and cabbage is also a nice addition to soup. But the one thing to remember is don’t overcook it!