Good Afternoon, World

Hello everyone!

I did go out to the garden this morning to water.  It was a beautiful morning.  Molly came out to the garden with her professor to explore.  Thea and Ann and I had a little meeting.  We discussed our upcoming Committee Meeting.  We also discussed how we are going to design a website for the garden!

We do have kale in our garden.  It is a cool weather leafy vegetable.  Kale is a great vegetable (if you like it), because not only can it tolerate some frost, but the frost actually improves the flavor!  Weird, huh?

I have a kale recipe for you today, which you should all try.  Courtesy of Whole Foods!

5-Minute KaleWith this delicious, easy-to-prepare recipe you can include kale as part of your Healthiest Way of Eating in a matter of minutes. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around with one serving providing you with an excellent source of health-promoting vitamins A and E. Enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutesIngredients:

  • 1 pound kale, chopped

Mediterranean Dressing:

  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or chopped
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Optional:

  • sliced onions, steam with kale
  • 2 TBS sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 TBS sliced olives (kalamata)
  • 2TBs feta cheese
  • 5 drops tamari soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
  2. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, slice kale leaves into 1/2-inch slices, and cut again crosswise. Cut stems into 1/4-inch slices. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out it health-promoting properties.
  4. When water comes to a boil, add kale (and onion if desired)to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and toss with Mediterranean Dressing ingredients. Mediterranean Dressing does not have to be made separately. For the best flavor, toss with dressing while kale is still hot.
  6. Top with any/all of optional ingredients. Serves 2
Sounds pretty delicious.  Give it a try if you find some kale.  The leafy greens are really good for you (and tasty too!)
In the near future (hopefully tomorrow) I’ll be researching organic, earth-friendly ways to keep away pests.  Get excited!
Happy Gardening!
Adrienne W.
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One comment

  1. theakm · July 13, 2010

    mmmmmm

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