Category Archives: kale

Cruel frost and perservering kale

  The  last couple nights dipped below freezing and it’s a lot colder during the day too. Most everything in the garden has died in the frost. The kale only gets more spectacularly brilliant in color and taste. And the chard, … Continue reading

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Fall kale

Kale only becomes sweeter and sweeter in cool, fall weather. It’s sheer chemistry converting and concentrating the kale’s sugars. And, even after the first snow, it still will be thriving in the garden. As I’ve mentioned before, kale is a … Continue reading

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Kale, part two

Kale chips: a new favorite, thanks to kitchen gardener Julie. Select large, full, unblemished kale leaves. Wash and dry well. Coat lightly in olive oil and mole-hot sauce. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees. Turn often … Continue reading

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Kale

Growing kale changed me. Growing kale marked when I became a serious gardener, learning new crops and eating pleasures from my friends at the 61st Street Community Garden, of blessed memory. Now I can’t imagine life without it — both … Continue reading

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