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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kale

Who knew rabbit food could be so beautiful?!
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Kitchen hint~ I trim the ends of the kale and sit it in
a bowl with a few inches of water in it...just like you
would do with fresh flowers. Any wilty bits spring
back to life and become crispy again. I do this
with asparagus, or any lettuces...and fresh
herbs. If I have room, I put the whole bowl
into the refrigerator.

37 comments:

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  2. We lurve Kale too! I use it mostly in soups. How about you? By the way, hope your day is going better with the new summer schedule. Blessings!

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  3. Janeen~ Nugget is the only kale eater in our house! Maybe the rest of us should try it!

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  4. Yes, try it! It's really tasty I think. Being such dark green it makes you feel as though you're eating something very good for you.

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  5. smart hints...
    Happy Saturday!

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  6. I do this with asparagus but it never occurred to me to do it with leafy greens and fresh herbs. Perfect!

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  7. very creative ideas coming from this blog and I like it.

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  8. What an EXCELLENT idea!!! Thankyou! Not only is is beautiful, it is brilliant! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Janine XO

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  9. nice tip...enjoy some good kale quite frequently!

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  10. Am I just too far up north to eat kale? LOL! You southerners are making it sound good! :)

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  11. I have worked some helping a local caterer - she uses the kale with purple ends and streaks to decorate her platters. I started noticing in more and more recipes - this southern gal has yet to step across the line from eye candy to tickling the taste buds :) Soon, though, I am going to try it soon!

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  12. What a clever idea, and the Kale looks so fresh and green.

    My fat flush diet plan calls for Kale three times a week, so far I haven't added it to the menu, but I do other "dark" green veggies.

    I keep lettuce in a plastic container with wet paper towels and it stay crisp for a long time.

    Love your kitchen tips.

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  13. Lucky Nugget !
    It has so much color and texture, reminds me of ornamental cabbage in the autumn....

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  14. I don't like to eat kale, but it does look quite lovely in the bowl.

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  15. Lailani ~ what a pretty use for kale! I'll have to remember that next time I need a garnish!

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  16. Farmchick ~ me neither...maybe we can be brave and try it together! ha.

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  17. I've never eaten kale either, but I'll be nugget loves it!!!

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  18. Nanny ~ it just seems like it would be something you could never chew well enough to swallow! LOL! Maybe you have to cook it forever.

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  20. Hi Betsy, sorry it has been so long since I've been by...alot going on, etc. Always enjoy your lovely posts. :)

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  21. That really is pretty.

    And we eat it sometimes, raw, with a little bit of rice vinegar sprinkled on it.

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  22. thats such a handy tip

    I love kale
    and my other 2 like it if its stir fried - its good with some seeds (sunflower, pumpkin) or bits of nuts added.

    oh and nice with a teensy bit of balsamic vinegar...

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  23. I like this stuff almost as much as I like spring dandelion leaves -- gather before they bloom though or they will be bitter.

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  25. It is so pretty. Nugget gets the royal treatment.

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  26. I had my fill of kale when I worked at a Skipper's fast food restaurant sruing college. We used kale to spruce of the salad bar. I usually worked a morning shift or closing shift so I spent a lot of time dressing and undressing the salad bar!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  27. Mmmm, I love kale! Saute it with a bit of garlic and olive oil.

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  28. Abe ~ Nugget loves those dandelions greens, too...even the flowers! :)

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  29. Stevie ~ you know, that sounds very good...you've convinced me to try it!

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  30. Does nugget get to chew on that then? It really does look lovely. how clever. :)

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  31. Mmm ~ yes, it's all for Nugget. I buy this much every week and put it in the refrig. for him. What a spoiled bunny.

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  32. every time I see things like kale or bok choy or chard or other less well known veggies, I think about buying them but I just don't know how to prepare them. boiling it sounds lousey even tho' I steam spinach and eat it that way.

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  33. I have a new love of kale. I have been green smoothing it for the last couple of weeks and it is a main ingredient. I have a recipe for a yummy kale and avocado salad. I do this with my basil and other herbs...keeps them fresh.

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  34. This kale looks delicious. I must try it some day. It looks like it's packed with antioxidants.

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