Ok - I confess. I am wasting time (not much, just 10 minutes or so) when I should be 'laboring' on Labor Day to get our garlic ready for tomorrow's market (and the 3 others we attend each week). What did I do for this brief indulgence?
First of all, I came to my own kale blog, which (I also confess) I miss writing for very much. I browsed around for 1-2 minutes.
Second (here is the real confession), I went to Google and typed in 'kale' to see what appeared on the first page of kale links. I had never done that before and was just curious. YES, oh my, be still my heart, there it is! Not the first link, not even in the top 5, but there is my kale blog, right on page 1 - wowza! Who would have guessed?? :)
Third, I just could not resist clicking on the link right next to mine that said something about 'an all kale diet'. Oh, it is just too funny! Here is where I spent the majority of my time (maybe 8 of those 10 minutes).
I'm serious, this is a 'must read'. As a dietitian, especially one who spent most of the hospital aspect of my career working in the intensive care units with people who could not actually eat food as we know it, I could not help but laugh until tears were streaming down my face at the reference to people getting kale juice IV's, with, of course, a splash of red wine vinegar to make it complete! I will ask for some myself if I am so unfortunate to be in that situation at some point in the future.
I could go on and on, but I want to stop so my kale fans can link to that article and have a good laugh yourself. Besides, my designated 10 minutes for 'wasting time' is well over now, and it's time for me to get out to the barn to finish up cleaning the garlic we are taking to the markets this coming week.
Yes, I will stop to pick some kale from our gardens along the way just to say 'All Hale Kale'!
Where kale continues to be much more than decoration on my plate. I want it in my IV's!
Diana Dyer, MS, RD