Valley Bounty, December 7, 2013: Kale

Recent cold temperatures mean very little is coming directly out of the field right now, but local kale is still available from winter markets and CSA shares. Kale is sweeter in the cold, delicious and almost nutty in flavor if roasted or sautéed. If you’re trying to tempt a reluctant child (or adult), I recommend kale chips or kale, potato, and sausage soup. Find recipes from local kale lovers on the kale page.

Not sure where to find local in the winter?  Here’s information to help:


Kale chips—a parmesan cheese variation, and a spicy cashew one.

Portugese Kale and Sausage (or not) Soup from the Kitchen Garden—scroll down past a couple of other good kale recipes.

Vegetable Fried Rice –this recipe, from Real Pickles worker-owner Kristin Howard, features kale, cooked veggies, which can be winter storage vegetables, frozen summer vegetables, or a mix, and Real Pickles Asian-style cabbage.