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Lunch is looming and I have it in mind for us to finish the spinach and red onion frittatta left-over from Saturday–with a green salad.

I have some difficulty finding the plastic box it’s stored in among the rest of the left-overs waiting their turn.

A pretty cabbage (red drumhead) is sitting in the fridge too, as cabbages and cauliflowers are wont to do.

One of the legion of left-overs in the fridge was the remains of the red lentils with cabbage and tomato.

I sneaked a taste and changed my mind about lunch–it was too good to let go!

It needed something green to go with it–THE CABBAGE!

1 medium savoy cabbage (red drumheads are not always easy to find)–outer leaves removed, quartered, cored and halved

2 apples–peeled, quartered, cored and halved

2 tbs olive oil

10 juniper berries–lightly crushed with the flat of a knife

5 fl oz white wine


plenty of black pepper

  • Pour the oil into a shallow pan (with a lid) and arrange the cabbage and apple “eighths” prettily.
  • Squash the juniper berries with the flat of a knife and sprinkle them over and in between.
  • Sprinkle the wine over, a good grinding of the pepper mill and some salt.


  • Cover the pan and cook for about 30 minutes.


  • Pick a leaf of cabbage from the pan and test for doneness.
  • Serve hot.
  • The fridge is looking tidier–should be no problem finding the frittatta tomorrow…
  • Left-overs rule, OK?

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