I am already days (weeks?) behind in keeping up with my daily "kale alert". Tonight I looked at all those emails, just randomly chose one, and found that day's alert just happened to have an article from AnnArbor.com (our on-line daily newspaper) about our local farmers' market that contained a "shout-out" for this blog along with the great recipes from my friend Debra DeMille at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center in Philadelphia that are shared in my previous posting. What a fun and pleasant surprise!!
I feel so lucky to have our farmers' market continuing year-round now, especially throughout the winter months. I enjoy heading down there on Saturday mornings, even on the cold days. I thrive on the connection I have in this way with my community (which includes the mushroom grower who comes all the way from Alpena with his delicious!! mushrooms).
I have just enough frozen kale for one more meal. I have been emptying my last bag of frozen kale very sparingly, adding little bits to soups and stir-fry's, rather than having a huge pile of braised greens on my plate, being reluctant to empty that bag.
SO............I'll make sure I get down to my farmers' market on Saturday early enough (note to self - don't dilly-dally on Sat morning this week!) to get those fresh greens. I hope to see you Saturday morning.
Yum, yum - I'm looking forward to Saturday night's dinner!
Where kale is more than decoration on my plate!
Diana Dyer, MS, RD