A recipe handed down to my sister, Sonnie, by her late husband's grandmother.
Remove the centre stalk, along with the heavy ribs from the leaves, and discard.
Meanwhile, pack the cabbage loosely into warm sterilised jars. (The cabbage will be dull purple in colour, but will turn bright pink/red upon application of the vinegar.)
To each jar add one whole allspice and 2 peppercorns (retained from the spiced vinegar), along with one whole clove.
Wipe the top of the jars with paper towel dipped in vinegar and then seal.