I had my first ever, fresh, homegrown kale for dinner and it was delicious! Okay, I’m a little over-excited, I’ll admit. But I didn’t expect it to taste so good.
I’ve only ever had kale once before, at a restaurant, and it was slightly bitter. I didn’t dare tell the Scientist, who has a severe aversion to anything that might have even a remote chance of being bitter.
The kale was so easy, I can’t believe I’ve never cooked it before. I went to my garden, cut a few big leaves, trimmed out the stalks, rinsed, chopped. I sautéed sliced garlic in butter, tossed in the kale, added salt, sautéed till just softened, then served. It took about 5 minutes. And did I mention it was delicious?!
When I decided that maybe there was a little too much salt, I added a squeeze of fresh lemon. Even better.
In fact, I assured my table mates that I wouldn’t be offended if they didn’t want to any more than try it (because I could happily have eaten the whole thing myself).
For the skeptics, let me tell you, the Scientist even ate some and didn’t hate it.
Well now, that sounds delicious. That’s some nice looking kale you’ve got there – congratulations! I regret not planting some this summer. Next year!
I bet it’s not too late! Mine is growing like crazy.