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Kale — Love it or Hate it?

Kale — Love it or Hate it?

Kale seems to be rather polarizing. I love it, but so many see it as the quintessential nasty health food. Whenever someone says they hate kale I wonder to myself how they’ve tried it. Sure, nibbled raw straight from the stem it is tough and doesn’t have a particularly pleasant flavor, but that’s far from being the only way to eat it!

Great Greens!

Great Greens!

Towards the end of Summer and in the fresh start of Fall, I relish the rich greens we get in the CSA box. You can always make a salad or chop them up for a soup, an omelette, or to wilt in a melt or in some ground beef, but I took some time to look at the nutritional aspect of these great greens so I could maximize my family's gains. I learned a lot!

Kimchi

Kimchi

The world is becoming flat. With modern trade and transfer, we are increasingly borrowing, buying, and taking from cultures that are far away. This is easy to observe when it comes to food, and not just in restaurants: Here in the CSA box we have gotten some Korean produce: Daikon and Napa cabbage!

Mmmmmm Hummus

Mmmmmm Hummus

I love hummus. It's easy to eat, simple to make, and extremely nutritious atop its tasty and flexible qualities. Since we are a part of the CSA we get ours once a month from Wheat State Foods where the label can attest to its cleanliness and quality—two more reasons to love what Paula puts together for everyone! Maybe you are curious though: What is it?

Summer Snacks

Summer Snacks

From watermelon to tomatoes and cucumbers, the box has been chock full of easy snacks to slice and serve over this Summer. They clean and pop onto plate, table, or ready hands so fast it's easy to go through the season having to plan meals more deliberately since so much of the produce is so quick to disappear.