cabbage with bacon Fresh cabbage is available in supermarkets year round. Choose firm heads that are green, not white (the older the cabbage, the whiter the leaves appear). SERVES 6-8 PREPARATION TIME: 45-60 MINUTES I medium-size head cabbage 3—4 slices uncooked bacon, chopped ½ medium-size onion, finely chopped 1—2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons oil ½ cup water salt and pepper to taste 1. Slice the cabbage and soak it in cold water for 5 minutes. Drain. 2. Sauté the bacon, onion, and garlic in the oil for 5—10 minutes. Add the cabbage and the water and steam over high heat in a covered pot for 20—30 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender. Stir occasionally. Add additional water as needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.