24 April, 2006  |   5 Comments

Bits of easy cole slaw recipe

Pinot Portrait

I know, I have posted no essays, no more treatises on what I think is Right and Wrong.

I’m satisfied.


There are a few things that still piss me off, there’s this weird American thing where enthusiasm is to be scorned, George W. was in my tiny town this weekend, James is addicted to Grand Theft Auto and I’m currently a little too zaftig to fit into my sexy summer halters.

Just a little though, nothing that can’t quickly be remedied.


But mostly, I wander around in a how could my life have been so sad(?) haze. As you can tell from Flickr, bocce is treating me well, we’re almost able to not sell clothing for groceries and for three blissful months, our entire extended families have been healthy.

Operation Peenieplasty

(Acutally, there was this moment during Easter weekend where my sister ate the contents of my fridge and then she and her boyfriend stayed up giggling until four thirty am… that I thought James would injure her himself. Fortunately, the healthy family streak remained.)


My buddy Brett is getting mad props at work.
My pal Hilary is travelling with crazy liberal ninth circuit judges.
My real life and real life internet friends seem to be finding mad levels of love, money and fame.


And, quite frankly, I’m so fucking blessed.
(I think, if you look around, you might be too.)


Is dissatisfaction the only thing to move me forward?
Is the unpleasant the only way I can propel myself to greatness?
Or would I rather just post an easy cole slaw recipe?

I believe I choose the latter:

Helen Jane’s Cole Slaw Recipe

1/2 head of cabbage
1/2 cup of light mayonnaise
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 green onions (scallions)
2 shredded carrots (on the grater)

Slice the cabbage into slender, slender strips.

In a large bowl, gently mix cabbage, mayonnaise, cayenne, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, green onions and carrots with your hands.

Serve with your favorite cole slaw snacks.

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5 thoughts on “Bits of easy cole slaw recipe

  1. 1
    Greg says:

    Hah, you said “my real life and real life internet friends.” That was cool.

  2. 2
    Ismat says:

    oh my god i love cole slaw and i can’t wait to try this recipe.

    no, dissatisfaction is not the only thing that moves you forward. it’s your utter coolness and, of course, your culinary skills.

  3. 3
    Rachell says:

    hi ms. helen jane i have unannomisouly been directed to your web site somehow, and i’m very intrigued in your scatterered pictures and tasty recipes. i do not cook, however, have all the intententions to when i get married! (yea right) Its delightful bowls of raisin brain crunch that keep me going everyday. I am from Kansas City and wanted to drop by a note.
    Thank you for the recipe, my grandmother will love it.

  4. 4
    Kelli says:

    Great post! I love the dogs. And all the happy people who look like they’ve been clipped from the pages of a catalog. Is everyone in your life so pretty?

  5. 5
    rosie says:

    awwww, that little black and tan puppy looks just like my own Lucy did when she was just a wee lil poosnickers….so cute!