BBQ Kale Chips

It’s a great year for the kale in my garden! And that is a good thing, because two of my daughters are home, and they LOVE kale! They especially like when I make kale chips. I usually make them simply with some oil and sea salt, but decided to try a BBQ flavoring…it was such…

Tuscan Tuna with Beans & Kale

What came out of my garden today? Sage and Kale. What came out previously?  Sun-dried tomatoes. Add cannellini beans, tuna, grape tomatoes, celery and olives and you have a bright, colorful and healthy dinner… There was some discussion in the family about the need for the celery – or lack of need.  My daughter thought…

Kale Salad with Gouda

The kale in my garden is ready for first harvest! As you can see I am growing two different types of kale, curly and siberian.  The curly kale is still small, but the siberian has grown more quickly. I harvested enough to make a flavorful Caesar-type salad to have with our lasagna. The flavor was…

Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale & Feta

I still have PLENTY of sweet potatoes from our garden, about 1/2 a milk crate left (somehow I still have the crates we used to use when I grew up in NY in the 60’s and we still got milk deliveries). The crates are perfect for storing the sweet potatoes. Our last CSA box included…

Kale Chips

I have finally figured out how to not burn my kale chips! It was a plentiful year for kale in my garden. I felt like I had kale coming out of my ears. Kale chips are a fun way to use kale as a snack food… definitely worth a try. FOr this batch I used…

Tuscan Kale Salad

Tuscan kale is my favorite kale. The only one I really enjoy eating raw. It grew very nicely in my garden this year. I won’t drag this narrative out…here’s the salad… Topped with breadcrumbs I made from one of my sourdough breads and more parmigiano reggiano. Tuscan Kale Salad Melissa Clark 1 bunch Tuscan kale…

Quinoa and Rice Bowl with Kale, Kimchi and Egg

The kale is going absolutely nuts in my garden! It is big, beautiful, and plentiful! The Russian kale is particularly healthy. I had thought the groundhog had killed most of the plants, so I planted more.  Guess what, they are all producing now! We discovered rice bowls last year, and I especially like Korean rice…

Orecchiette with Tomato Sauce with Kale and Mushrooms

Groundhogs don’t seem to like curly kale.  Or at least my groundhog doesn’t.  When it ate every other green in my garden, it left the curly kale.  We not have the electric fence protecting the other greens, but the kale has been growing all along. I had some mushrooms in the fridge (a local food here…

Jerusalem Artichokes and Kale

This tastes way more exciting than it sounds. It actually is a great side dish. And, unlike most Jerusalem artichoke dishes, it was quick to make – 25 minutes start to finish.Start with well cleaned Jerusalem artichokes, like the ones from my garden.  Oh, did I tell you all that I actually sold 35 pounds of…