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…

Pasta with Sweet-Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale

Thanks again to Highland Orchards for beautiful pesticide-free butternut squash and kale.  The inspiration for this dish came from The Splendid Table’s Sweet Roaster Butternut Squash and Greens Over Bow-Tie Pasta. I really like the sweetness that recipe brings to the roasted vegetables, but not the very creamy sauce.  So, I adjusted the ingredients and technique…

Kale and Sweet Potato Taco Salad – Vegetarian

Finally, a kale salad that is definitely worth writing home about! I will be honest, I had low expectations of this, but it was great, really fun and enjoyable to eat. I think there were 2 key points, how well massaged the kale was and the crunch of the tortilla chips. The big surprise was…

Japanese Vegetable Pancake Latkes

I make these latkes when I am craving vegetables and still feeling the need to do the Hanukah olive oil ‘thing.’ I love them.  The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen, to make it more latke-like and less pancake-y I have reduced the eggs to 4.  The original recipe calls for 6, I like that as well….

Cabbage, Kale & Carrot Latkes

A latke recipe? in October? Really? Who says  latkes are only for Hanukkah? Not me.  Pan-fried patties made of vegetables are good any day, especially when the combination of the vegetables results in such a pretty color palette. As I have mentioned, the kale in my garden has escaped the jaws of the groundhog.  Looking…

Kale Salad

Something has been eating the fall plants in my garden. Although the plants are atill small, the other day I harvested as much kale and Swiss chard as I could. I washed them, placed them in a single layer on paper towels, rolled them up, placed them in a plastic bag in the fridge. That…

Pasta with Kale Pesto and Roasted Butternut Squash

Time to use the first of the butternut squash from my garden.   It was “parents night out”, with Cam spending the evening at Tae Kwan Do. So, our version of night out – a good dinner, a walk with the dog, and a movie rental.  We finally watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel –…

Rice and Lentils with Leeks, Kale and Za’atar Tomatoes

This version of mujaddrah adds greens to the dish, making it very healthy dish. We found that adding tomatoes marinated in red wine vinegar and olive oil, then topped with za’atar, brought out a brightness to the flavor. For lunch the next day, we ate it cold with some feta cheese – that was another good…

Skillet Eggplant and Kale Pizza

One of my favorite things in my garden is when  have enough eggplant to make something.  It has been a rough few years for eggplant plants, they have been attacked by bugs early on.  This year, however, has been a good one, very few bugs, so the eggplants have been able to grow.  Hopefully this…