Jul 14 2011

Kale Chips?

Natalie

I am determined to eat what we are growing, even if it means kale, kale, and more kale.  I have given bags of the green gems to every visitor, but it continues to proliferate.  We prefer the curly leaf variety, but Roger planted plenty of the flat leaf version.  What we have here is great green elephant ears of kale and few recipes that meet our approval.

Our standard kale preparation is with garlic, olive oil and pan-fried walnuts.  Tonight’s kale recipe was unusual but terrific—Baked Kale Chips.  The recipe was submitted by Lucy DelRey on allrecipes.com. Her comment  about the chips being a good conversation topic is true. They are weird-looking, but delicious http://www.olders.ca/items/generic-viagra-from-canada.html!

One of the feedback comments suggested adding a splash of soy sauce.  Knowing that C.J. would drink soy sauce if it were a beverage, I added that flavoring to entice him.  It worked!

I persuaded C.J. to help with dinner tonight, and he washed and cut the leaves with kitchen scissors.  I can imagine the novelty of kale chips and the ease of preparation would make this a fun cooking project for children. The salty taste and strange “chip” feel guarantees that children will eat their greens.


Jul 13 2011

Baked Zucchini Parmesan Fries

Natalie

How fast does zucchini grow?  I checked out MK’s blog, My Food Revolution where the author tracked her zucchini growth each day.  In the ripening stages, the “alpha” zucchini (who knew there was a dominant fruit on each plant) grew 2” in a 24-hour period.  I think I’ve got her beat, but I admit I am not out there with a measuring tape.

So we have several zucchinis in the refrigerator, and more are on the vine.  Yesterday, I tried a Moosewood Restaurant recipe with a lemon cilantro sauce that got only modest approval from Roger (who would eat zucchini in ANY form) and C.J. (who reserves the right to refuse anything that is green, except broccoli or iceberg lettuce) cialis 20 mg buy online uk.

Tonight we tried Baked Zucchini Fries (total preparation time from garden to table—30 minutes), and C.J. traded his main dish for my share of zucchini fries, so I’d say that was a success.

I found the recipe on Aggie’s Kitchen blog. She provides the recipe and photo step-by-step instructions.  If you are swamped with zucchini, try this recipe!  Big plus—you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already.