Thursday, June 14, 2012
Obsessed with Kale Salad
Yeah we still have kale. Yeah it is a cold weather crop and 100 degree weather is certainly not cold. But it is still growing and it hasn't gotten too bitter or too tough. It has not yet gone to seed. So I eat kale salad every day knowing that its days are numbered. Just ask anyone at any potluck I have been to in the last oh 3 months. KALE SALAD!
People are often telling me they dislike kale. My hairdresser told me it tasted like a garnish and he couldn't chew it. I know I am beating a dead horse here people but try massaged kale salad. Under no circumstances are you to eat kale just straight up tough as nails on a sandwich. Dirtiest Kid in the World does it on occasion- but she is odd. I highly recommend cutting out the rough stems, and breaking it up with your hands and oil. Then we dress it with vinegar, agave or honey and mustard. You can throw in whatever you have growing in the garden. Usually we use carrots since it is a winter crop but lately it has been tomatoes.
When I was a child, I lived in upstate NY and people were always forcing me to try this trout! You have never had fish THIS fresh but I hated fish. They insisted I try theirs and I hated it still. This is how I feel when people tell me they don't like kale- I want to make them my kale salad and force it on them. You have never had kale until you have had this kale salad...
It is also great juiced with red grapes and lime. I am sure you will all be happy when the kale finally croaks and you never have to read about it until next winter. ...Or kale chips. OK I'm really done.
I now enjoy fresh fish. The end.