I was very pleased to find six huge red cabbages on the lotte last week. They were draped in blue net, the essential protection from the cabbage white, and I hadn’t looked beneath the net for several weeks. I lifted it to do a bit of weeding and there they were in all their glory and looking gorgeous in the autumn light. I picked this one and cooked three quarters of it as in http://www.thriftyhousehold.co.uk/. I then froze four lots ready for winter suppers with sausages and jacket potatoes. Feeling the need for some raw vegetables I made the remainder into Purple Slaw from River Cottage Every Day. Scrumptious.