We all do it — we make crazy combination dishes, using what we find in the fridge then throwing in a little of this, a little of that. Once in a while, though, magic happens, and the dish turns out so surprisingly delicious that we scramble to write it down.
It’s scary looking!
I don’t know what to do with it!
Yes, I have literally heard all of these reasons, and more, not to eat kale… and I would like to give you some info that may change your mind.
First of all, it’s NOT scary looking, it’s a beautiful expression of green bounty! Kale comes in so many varieties — deep dark green, slender leaves, pale green, wide elephant ear leaves, pebbled surfaces, smooth as a peach, frilly lace edging, modest plant, mammoth plant… To me, the beauty comes from the richness of the varieties. There is no such thing as a shy kale plant — they are all bold, beautiful, and HEY, LOOK AT ME! Read the rest of this entry
As a kid, my family spent some time living in Northern Italy. Since everything is so close together in Europe, we were able to travel a lot on weekends and get to see a great deal of the area around us. That area included Genoa, home of the famous Genovese pesto. Even being an American, and being a kid, pesto made a big impression on my palate!