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!
Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutesIngredients:
- 1 pound kale, chopped
- 1 TBS lemon juice
- 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or chopped
- 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- salt and black pepper to taste
- sliced onions, steam with kale
- 2 TBS sun dried tomatoes
- 2 TBS sliced olives (kalamata)
- 2TBs feta cheese
- 5 drops tamari soy sauce
- Chop garlic and let it sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
- Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to boil.
- 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.
- When water comes to a boil, add kale (and onion if desired)to the steamer basket and cover. Steam for 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Top with any/all of optional ingredients. Serves 2