Kale

This kale is slow cooked with savory flavors until tender. Enjoy with some Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative grilled steak. Ingredients 1 bunch kale, any variety 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 cup red wine ¼ tsp. salt Pinch of fresh ground black pepper Wash kale and remove tough stems. Next roll leaves in a “cigar” shape and sliver. Heat oil in a heavy 2 quart sauce pan; add garlic and stir until it begins to soften but not brown. Add kale and stir until leaves are coated with oil. Add wine and reduce heat to low, cover pan and cook slowly until the kale is tender (estimated time 20 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in salt and pepper. Recipe courtesy of Sandra Karcher, Heifer Village Volunteer To learn more about volunteering with Heifer International please check out www.heifer.org/volunteer....

(Recipe from Jennifer at Natural Things Foods Store) Kale is one of those vegetables that is easy to add into other dishes, almost as an afterthought. In this side dish, the kale is the star! Dressed up with simple additions, it is impressive enough for guests. Fancy Kale Ingredients 1 bunch kale, washed 1/4 cup pecans, raw 1/4 cup dried cherries 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon oil pinch salt & pepper Instructions Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place raw pecans on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake nuts for about 15 minutes, or until toasted and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Rip the kale from the stems and chop. In a large skillet, bring the oil and butter to melt over medium high heat. Add chopped kale and stir to coat. Continue stirring for about 2 minutes, or until bright green and crisp tender. Add dried cherries, pecans,...

Storage Kale is a vitamin-packed, hearty green that is as healthy as it is delicious. That’s why proper storage is so important. Treat it right, and it stays fresh for quite some time. So don’t pre-wash it, keep it very cold, and away from apples. Yes, apples. Kale is super fragile, despite its heartiness. And because of all the grooves that some varieties have, it takes it forever to completely dry. So don’t bother wetting it again. I beg you! Washing it before storage will only increase spoilage. So do we wash our kale before storing it? Oh, kale no! Now, you want to store kale in the refrigerator (duh!) but in the coldest part of the fridge. Kale tends to get more and more bitter the longer it is left at room temperature, so keep it cool, sucka’! I tightly wrap my kale in a paper towel and then place it in an air-tight...