POSTED BY: Stefanie LaSalle
There are lots of reasons I decided to garden this year -it's a fun hobby, makes the outside of the house look more homey, provides endless opportunities to take pictures and post them here... But ultimately, I'm gardening so we can EAT some fresh veggies.
It's been MONTHS since I planted my first seed indoors, and weeks and weeks since they were moved outside. So it came with great delight when it was time to start harvesting and eating some of the veggies.
First up, KALE.
Beautiful Kale, I love you. As I've mentioned, kale was one of two leafy greens to replace lettuce this year. I was a little nervous because lettuce was the only thing that grew well last year, but boy, am I happy with my decision. Not only has it been a hardier, healthier and heat-resistant plant, it is more versatile in the kitchen. Lettuce = salads, or maybe throw some on a sandwich. Kale is soup, and fritters, and stir-fry, and hummus, and hot dips, and all sorts of lovely things.
What's your favorite KALE RECIPE?