Mar 26

Freshen Up with Essential Oils from Coborn’s

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Rhonda

Spring is finally here and that’s a great time to try essential oils.  You’ve likely heard of essential oils, know someone who uses them or use them yourself.  And everyone has an opinion on what’s the best brand or the best way to use them.  I just want to share some of my favorite, easy ways to use essential oils and maybe include some education along the way!

What are Essential Oils?

So what is an essential oil, anyway?  They are highly concentrated, aromatic essences of plants.  They are 75 to 100 times more concentrated than dried herbs.  Essential oils are 100% pure plant oils and are very different from synthetic fragrance oils.

Different plants have different amounts of oils.  It takes 50 pounds of eucalyptus to make one pound of essential oil.  But it takes over 2000 pounds of rose to make the same amount!  That is why different oils have different costs.

Different oils also have very different properties.  They can be relaxing, energizing, nourishing or balancing.

Essential oils are very concentrated.  Please take time to learn about their properties and actions before you use them.  Use reputable information.  Oils are great fun, but very powerful.

Essential Oil Uses and RecipesMorning Jumpstart Recipe using Essential Oils from Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.com

Morning Jumpstart

Now, onto the fun!  There are endless ways to use oils throughout the day.  I jumpstart my morning by sprinkling a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint in the shower, away from where I stand.  The hot water activates the smell and the smell wakes me up!  Quick and easy.

Facial Mist Recipe using Essential Oils from Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.comFacial Mist

Next stop is my poor, winter weary face.  Earlier in the season, I was so dry and dull and nothing was helping.  I found a simple recipe for a facial mist.  It’s just 4 ounces water, 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin and 24 drops of the oils best suited to your skin type.  I used lavender, geranium and sandalwood that is blended with jojoba.  I put it all in a small spray bottle, shook it and spritzed it.  I use it before my moisturizer and another light spritz to set my makeup.  After a couple weeks, a salesperson in a store actually complimented me on my lovely skin.  That wouldn’t have happened a few weeks earlier!  And it was a much less expensive solution than those miracle creams.  And likely safer.

Local, Quality Skin Care from Purple Prairie. Available at Coborn's - www.cobornsblog.comRemember that your skin is the body’s largest organ.  Whatever you apply topically absorbs into your bloodstream.  It’s the reason medicine can be applied via a topical patch.  So slathering ourselves with chemicals that you wouldn’t ingest just doesn’t make good sense to me, personally.  There are so many great options. If you don’t want to make your own products, there are many high quality, safe skin care items that use essential oils, like our great local friends at Purple Prairie. (I had to get my local angle in here!)

How to Diffuse Oils for better sleep - www.cobornsblog.comDiffusing Oils

Another favorite way to use oils is with a diffuser.  There are many styles to choose from, we have three at home that are electric.  You simply fill them with water and oil.  They can be like mini humidifiers, adding moisture and great scents to your house.  My teenage son was waking up with a dry throat this winter, so we put one in his room.  Adding lavender or neroli oils give the added benefit of better sleep. Plus diffusers are a much better choice than spraying chemical air fresheners in your house.  Do you really want to breathe that in?

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Speaking of spraying chemicals in your house, another great way to use oils is in DIY cleaning products.  You can find great recipes online.  I get email newsletters from Aura Cacia and it just recently included tons of great ideas.  One favorite is to put 18-27 drops of your favorite oil on a cotton ball and vacuum it up!  It’ll stay in the bag and freshen while you work.

Spring is a great time to fill your house with the fresh smell of lemon, orange and grapefruit.  In the winter, I prefer the earthy smells of pine, vetiver, and sandalwood.  But when they weather warms up, I am ready for sunny citrus smells.  It’s all about what you like!

I hope you were able to find my blog helpful. Visit your local Coborn’s and fun Aura Cacia oils and Purple Prairie skin care in the Natural Foods Department.

Rhonda
Coborn’s, Inc. Natural Foods Category Manager

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Mar 24

Gouda Goodness Cheese Soup

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James

Well, folks, summer isn’t quite here yet and that means we still have to put up with a few chilly days. So why not spend some time in the kitchen cooking a decadent, creamy Gouda cheese soup? More precisely, one that’s Gouda for you…

Feel free to experiment with this one and try using different Goudas, such as smoked vs. plain. We have quite a few Goudas to choose from at our Coborn’s Deli departments in the gourmet cheese case. Each one truly has a different personality. One of my favorites is the Van Kaas Gouda, which is imported from Holland. It is available as both smoked and plain.

Gouda Goodness Cheese Soup
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Butter, cubed
  • ½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. Ground Allspice
  • 32 oz. Chicken Broth
  • ½ Cup Sherry or additional Chicken Broth
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ Lb. Fresh Mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Cups (8 oz.) Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
  • Chives and Smoked Paprika
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Stir in the flour, pepper and allspice until smooth; gradually add the broth, sherry and cream.
  3. Bring to a boil, and then add mushrooms and garlic.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  5. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  6. Garnish servings with chives and paprika.

 

James
Cheese Specialist, Coborn’s Sauk Rapids, MN

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Mar 22

Weekly Ad Recipe – Salmon With Lime Sauce

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Do you love salmon as much as I do? Then here is an outstanding recipe for you to try. I have always preferred lime over lemon and the lime in this recipe is what makes it delicious. It’s very easy to make and it gives the salmon an extra burst of flavor that puts it over the top. Enjoy…I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Salmon With Lime Sauce
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp. Lime Peel, grated
  • ¼ Cup Lime Juice
  • 2 T. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Dried Dill Weed
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1-1/2 Lbs. Fresh Salmon
  • ½ tsp. Salt
Lime Sauce
  • ⅓ Cup Lite Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Lime Peel, grated
  • 2 tsp. Lime Juice
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon lime peel, with ¼ cup lime juice, honey, dill weed and oil.
  2. In 2 quart baking dish, arrange salmon pieces, skin sides up, in single layer.
  3. Pour marinade over salmon; turn in marinade to cover all sides.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Heat gas grill.
  6. Carefully brush grill rack with oil.
  7. Remove salmon from marinade, discard marinade.
  8. Sprinkle salmon with salt.
  9. Place skin side down on grill over medium heat.
  10. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.
  11. In a small bowl, mix lime sauce ingredients together and serve with the salmon.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Seaglass Pinot Noir

 

Mar 19

3 Easter Egg Leftover Recipes

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Rebecca

Each year at Easter, we enjoy the typical holiday traditions including dying eggs and hiding Easter baskets. My side of the family has recently adopted an Easter tradition from my parents’ best friends. The Polish Egg Tap is now as much a part of our holiday as the ham dinner. In case you’re unfamiliar, each person grabs a colored egg and takes turns smashing the end of their egg into the end of another person’s egg, hoping to break the other without smashing their own egg. One always cracks, and the stronger one does not. Through unofficial rounds of elimination, the owner of the strongest egg not only wins the game, but also bears good luck for the rest of the year.

After the festivities come to a rest, we always wonder what to do with all the leftover hard-boiled eggs. I went searching for recipes and came up with two new ones this year. These Beet Pickled Eggs grabbed my attention because they are just so pretty. What a surprise to learn that they not only look nice, but they also taste like deliciously mellow pickled eggs! The Rainbow Trout and Wild Rice Salad caught my eye because I knew I had a beautiful rainbow trout in my freezer – one that I’d caught myself this past summer. It’s my new favorite fish because it’s so very fun to catch and absolutely delicious! The final recipe is my old stand-by and still one of my favorites: Grown-Up Egg Salad Sandwiches. The trick is to add some crunch and use croissants instead of plain old bread.

Wild Rice and Rainbow Trout Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Cups Wild Rice, cooked
  • 1 lb. Sugar Snap Peas, trimmed
  • 3 T. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 T. Coarse-Grain Mustard
  • 2.5 tsp. Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ½ lb. Grilled Rainbow Trout, skin discarded and fish flaked into bite-size pieces
  • 4 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 Hard-Boiled Large Eggs, quartered lengthwise
Instructions
  1. Rinse peas and pat dry, then cut each pod diagonally in half or thirds.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, sugar, and salt in a bowl, then add oil in a slow stream, whisking until well combined.
  3. Combine peas, trout, onions, and eggs with wild rice in a large bowl.
  4. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss.
  5. Scoop onto a lettuce leaf and enjoy.

 

Grown-Up Egg Salad Sandwich
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Prepared Mustard
  • 1 tsp. White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Dill
  • 8 Hard-Boiled Eggs, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • ¼ Cup Green Onion, chopped
  • ¼ Cup Celery, chopped
  • ½ Cup Sliced Black Olives
  • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes or Grape Tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ Cup. Toasted Almond Slivers or Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Avocado, in slices
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 Croissants, sliced
Instructions
  1. Make sauce by stirring together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, and dill, and then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, onion, and celery, and then pour sauce over the top and mix well.
  3. Scoop onto the bottom halves of the croissants.
  4. Top each croissant with olives, tomatoes, nuts, avocado slices, and croissant top.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Beet Picked Eggs
 
Ingredients
  • Juice from 1 large jar of Pickled Beets
  • 12 Hard-Boiled Eggs, peeled
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • ⅓ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Grainy Mustard
  • 1 tsp. Dill
  • 1 T. Parsley, finely chopped
  • Extra Parsley for Garnish
Instructions
  1. Place peeled eggs into a glass bowl and cover in beet juice.
  2. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more.
  3. Gently stir occasionally.
  4. Remove eggs from beet mixture and pat dry (discard beet mixture).
  5. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks.
  6. Mash yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, dill, parsley, and half of the cumin.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, and then scoop into the egg whites.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cumin.
  9. Garnish with parsley.

 

Whether you celebrate Easter or simply enjoy protein-rich egg foods, I hope you enjoy my left-over egg recipes. I brought each to work for lunches and boy, were they good! And if you appreciate a new tradition, I hope your egg is the winning tapper. Good luck!

Rebecca
Coborn’s, Inc. Communication Manager

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Mar 17

Floral Tips and Traditions for Easter

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Dar

Easter will be here soon, falling on Sunday, April 5th.  My family celebrates with some fun traditions; we color and decorate Easter eggs a day or two before Easter and put in the refrigerator. On Easter morning the “Easter Bunny” takes them out and hides them around the house, both inside and outside, depending on the weather. My kids and the neighbor kids hunt for the eggs after dinner. Sometimes they would have so much fun that they would re-hide them and do it all over again. Believe me, it was quite entertaining, and my grown kids remember it still. Now the grandchildren enjoy the same tradition with just as much enthusiasm. Holidays are a time for tradition. I love being in the store and hearing the traditions of my customers.  It is fun to hear how everyone celebrates. Easter is one of the first holidays in spring, and that means it is time for flowers!

Floral centerpieces make a great hostess gift

Easter Lilies - www.cobornsblog.comOur most popular arrangement for Easter is our candle centerpiece. Which includes an assortment of spring flowers that will brighten up any table. We use long lasting flowers so that they can be used for days to come. Most people celebrate by going to a family member’s house for dinner and it makes a great hostess gift.

Easter Lilies

Then, there is the ever so popular Easter Lily. We sell the traditional white lilies as well as colored ones that have become popular. The care and handling is the same for both kinds of lilies. I have provided some information and tips on lilies below.

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Whatever your family traditions might be, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Easter. Remember that my staff and I at the Coborn’s in Sauk Rapids or at any floral shop in any Coborn’s store would love to help you with any of your floral needs for the season. Can’t make it in? Simply order online at http://www.floral.coborns.com/

Dar
Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN

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Mar 15

Fiora – Stay Bright

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This year Fiora is “Staying Bright” by hosting an #EggspressYourself Egg Contest. Brighten up your Easter eggs with #EggspressYourself Egg Tattoos from Fiora. Register for your FREE tattoos at facebook.com/FioraBrand or pick some up at your local Coborn’s with purchase of any Fiora product. Create amazing eggs and submit a photo of your creations for a chance to WIN!

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Mar 15

Weekly Ad Recipe – Lobster Bisque

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I wanted to try a different lobster recipe so I dug around in my recipe books and found this. I am such a huge lover of lobster as well as soup so I thought this would be a win-win, and it was. I loved it! You can also substitute the lobster with other types of fish such as halibut or haddock and the recipe is still great. Enjoy….I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Lobster Bisque
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 T. Butter or Margarine
  • ¼ Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 T. All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 T. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ⅛ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1-1/4 Cups Lobster, chopped fresh or frozen (thawed)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat.
  2. Cook onion in butter, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  3. Stir in flour, parsley, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly; remove from heat.
  5. Stir in milk and broth.
  6. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  7. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  8. Stir in lobster.
  9. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  10. Simmer about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until lobster is cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Seaglass Chardonnay

 

Mar 12

Fun and Easy Easter Crafts!

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Lynell

Wow – Easter time already! One of my favorite things about Easter is all the spring colors you get to work with in preparation for the holiday, even during the coldest parts of the winter. Here are three fun Easter projects for you to make and enjoy with your loved ones. There are no hard and fast rules to any of them – you can use the materials you prefer in order to make them to your taste.

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I love these cute little Egg Carton Chickens, they are just adorable. I have made these chickens and placed plastic Easter eggs in them that I have filled with candy. Each one of my grandchildren will get one as a sweet little treat this holiday. They also work great for displaying your beautifully decorated Easter Eggs. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, like they tell you not to do :) you can place three over here and three over there and decorate your home with your beautifully decorated eggs in these cute chicken egg holders. You can even get crazy with these and let the kids paint them any color, maybe even the same color as their Easter egg so they match. The possibilities are endless.

Click Here for the free printable pattern to make the Wattle, Beak and Comb.

Egg Carton Chickens
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Egg Carton
  • White Paint
  • Red Felt
  • Yellow Felt
  • Printable Pattern
  • 12 Small Googly Eyes
  • Easter Grass
  • 12 Plastic Eggs
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
Instructions
  1. Cut apart an egg carton making 12 individual egg cups.
  2. Paint each egg cup white.
  3. Print supplied pattern
  4. Cut out 12 beaks using yellow felt, pattern supplied.
  5. Cut out 12 combs and wattles using red felt, pattern supplied.
  6. Glue a wattle, beak, comb and 2 eyes onto each egg cup, as photo shows
  7. Fill with a pinch of Easter grass and add a plastic egg to each cup.
Notes
You do not need a new full sheet of felt for this project. Scraps will work fine.

 

Jelly Bean Bracelets

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Jelly Bean Bracelets #Easter - www.cobornsblog.comMy friend, Leah, was talking to me and said that she wanted to make a craft with her daughter, Aubrey, for spring or Easter. I suggested they make a jelly bean bracelet. They turned out so cute that I thought we should share them on the Coborn’s Blog, so here are pictures of Aubrey and me making a jelly bean bracelet. She had fun and had to tell her mom all about it. I asked her what she did with it. Well, she said she ate it!
How rewarding it is to enjoy time with the kids with a fun craft like this. And the cost is very low. You also can make boy-colored ones, too. My grandson Payten loves the Minnesota Wild, so we made a Wild-colored one. Go Wild!

Jelly Bean Bracelets
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • Clear Elastic Cord
  • Darning Needle (has big eye)
  • Jelly Beans
Instructions
  1. Thread the darning needle with clear elastic cord.
  2. Push the needle into the side of a jelly bean.
  3. Push the needle through the Jelly Bean until it slides onto the cord.
  4. Repeat until the bracelet is the size you want. (I used 15 jelly beans for mine.)
  5. Stretch the cord a little and tie a knot.
  6. Let it go back to its shape and cut the cord.
Notes
Make sure cord fits through the eye of the darning needle.

 

Egg Carton Treat Box

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Egg Carton Treat Box
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • Egg Carton
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative Paper
  • Flowers, Sticky Rhinestones or Other Embellishments
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Scissors (I also used an Exact-o knife)
  • Easter Grass
  • Chocolate Eggs, Small Jelly Beans and/or Other Candy
Instructions
  1. Cut the egg carton in half to make two small rectangles.
  2. Paint the egg carton halves, let them dry, and paint them again.
  3. Cut out paper to cover the inside and outside of the lid and glue it to the cartons.
  4. Embellish each box with flowers, ribbon and/or sticky rhinestones.
  5. Add chocolates, jelly beans, coins or any treat you choose.

With each of these projects, you are free to use your imagination. There are no hard and fast rules, and who doesn’t like a little personality in their projects, anyway, especially if the kids are involved in making them? Have a wonderful Easter with those you love the most!

Lynell
Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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Mar 10

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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Jayne

It’s March 10th and I’m just counting the days until spring. I love Minnesota winters but enough is enough, bring on spring!  In one week it’s time to celebrate St. Patty’s Day and what is this celebration without Corned Beef and Cabbage?  I may not be Irish but I love an excuse to prepare this delicious entrée. I didn’t know much about Corned Beef a few years ago because I thought it was something technical to make.  This is so not true and is probably one if the easiest recipes.

Corned Beef is traditionally the brisket that is cured in a brine solution along with various seasonings, and then slowly simmered until it’s tender and flavorful. It is best cooked by slow, moist-heat cooking. A good corned beef is tender with a delicious salty flavor. The brine for making corned beef is similar to the brine used for making pickles.

Whether you are simply making corned beef sandwiches or the classic corned beef and cabbage, it’s important that you always slice the corned beef against the grain.

When I purchased the corned beef there are two kinds to choose from, either Flat Cut or Point Cut.  The Point Cut has a little more fat than the flat. The higher fat content the brisket will produce a moister corned beef.

This is how easy it was for me to do.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3.5 lbs. Corned Beef Brisket & Seasoning Packet included with brisket
  • 1 Onion, cut into wedges
  • 10 Baby Red Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 16 Oz. Baby Carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Small Head of Cabbage, cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Place the onion, potatoes and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Pour water over vegetables along with the brine from the Corned Beef.
  3. Place Corned Beef Brisket over vegetables and sprinkle seasoning packet on top of brisket.
  4. Place cabbage on top.
  5. Cover and cook on low until meat and vegetables are tender and internal temperature of brisket reaches 145°F, for approximately 8-9 hours.

If you are lucky enough to have leftovers shred the brisket because they make perfect hot or cold sandwiches the next day.  Enjoy….I did!

Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Mar 8

Weekly Ad Recipe – Corned Beef & Cabbage

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It wasn’t until last year that I decided to try Corn Beef for the first time. I heard so many comments from my friends that they look forward to having this on St. Patrick’s Day, so I decided why not? It is a very easy recipe to make and to my surprise it was wonderful. I love the different flavors that this roast has. Adding the carrots and cabbage makes this a very hearty recipe during our cold winter months. Enjoy….I did, and will again this year on St. Patrick’s Day!

Jayne,
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Corned Beef & Cabbage
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Lbs. Corned Beef Brisket with Spice Packet
  • 10 Small Red Potatoes
  • 5 Carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 Large Head Cabbage, cut into small wedges
Instructions
  1. Place corned beef in large pot or dutch oven and cover with water.
  2. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef.
  3. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer.
  5. Simmer approx. 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
  6. Add whole potatoes and julienned carrots, cook until the vegetables are almost tender.
  7. Add cabbage and cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove meat and let rest for 15 minutes.
  9. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover.
  10. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the dutch oven or large pot) as you want.
  11. Slice meat across the grain and serve hot.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing Josh Cellars Legacy Red