Saturday, October 17, 2009

What To Do With All Those Bitter Greens!

Since I prefer to buy my produce local and in season, my kitchen is being held hostage by bitter greens right now! You name it, I have it--kale, collards, mustard greens, etc...

Although I am extremely thankful for the abundance that God provides for our family, I must say that I am a bit overwhelmed every time I open my refridgerator and see all these greens! By nature, they are a bit boring, and I really have no idea what to do with them.

While visiting All Recipes website today, I came across a decent-sounding kale recipe, and we tried it for lunch. I wasn't expecting much, but I must say this dish was quite tasty! I want to share with you the recipe:

Italian-Style Kale

1 bunch kale, stems removed and coarsley chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Cook the kale in oil over medium-high heat until wilted; reduce volume by half then stir in additional ingreedients. Cover and let simmer 5 minutes and serve hot.

There you go--an easy way to enjoy bitter greens!


  1. haha, kitchen held hostage by greens indeed! here in MN thats about all we get right now too,well andof course Winter squash which ive been serving multipleways,multiple times a week! i happen to love kale of all kinds, my kids will just have to deal with it.

  2. I am the only person in my family who really likes the kale, but they're eating it just the same!