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Friday, 8 October 2021

Kale, it's not everyone's favourite!


I know that Kale is not everyone's favourite. It is in season at the moment and there seems to be a plentiful supply in our local shops. There are many recipes available for Kale and some may prefer to massage their kale as it softens and tenderizes kale leaves by breaking down tough fibres. It reduces the bitterness of raw kale and brings out great natural flavours.
Read more about this, and how to do it here

Kale
This intensely flavoured member of the cabbage family has been cultivated for over 2,000 years and has long been popular in colder regions, thanks to its excellent resistance to frost. It's at its best between September and February. Fresh kale should be a vivid green colour with crisp, un-wilted leaves. Kale is well-known for its health-promoting qualities, including its nutrient density and antioxidant content. A cup (67 grams) of raw kale contains plenty of B vitamins, potassium, calcium and copper. It also fulfils your entire daily requirement for vitamins A, C and K. Due to its high amount of antioxidants, kale may also be beneficial in promoting heart health.

A recipe you may like to try
Pumpkin, Kale and Goats' Cheese Frittata, it's low carb and gluten free - more details here


These recipes are good too
Kale and Spinach Soup, Vegan Style - more details here
Crunchy kale crisps - more details here

Related Posts
Kale, five health benefits - see here
Curly Kale : Stanley enjoys it too : see here


This is our youngest grand-daughter with Stanley … he is a Hermann’s Tortoise
apparently Stanley enjoys a little curly kale too
(they have both grown a little since this picture was taken)
you can read more about him here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

28 comments:

Christine said...

I enjoy kale lately!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Stanley and your grand are so sweet! I do like kale, but have not all my life. Unfortunately I grew up in a time when folks cooked it to death. I like it lightly steamed since I've "grown up."

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I love kale. Great with tomato sauce and garlic.

God bless.

Practical Parsimony said...

I love kale and I bet Stanley does, too.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta el kale es genial .

Rose said...

So funny...or sad in a way...I did not remember the other post. I sometimes say I don't have a memory. I have to set times, schedule emails to remind me of stuff because for some reason when I set reminders, they don't always work. Anyway, Lorelei is getting some kind of tortoise for Christmas...but will be getting him after their vacation because it gets too cold to ship at Christmas time.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I also like Kale.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Margaret D said...

Never ever had kale that I know of.

William Kendall said...

Definitely not for me.

Elephant's Child said...

I like kale.
The other household resident does not.
Your grandbaby and her friend are both lovely.

Iris Flavia said...

Funny. Ingo really just said yesterday: How about kale this weekend?
Cute pic of your Granddaughter (and the pet).

Valerie-Jael said...

Kale is very healthy, but I do NOT like it! Lovely pic of your granddaughter with her tortoise! Valerie

Hootin' Anni said...

We have it steamed, often.

RO said...

Kale wasn't always a favorite, but I've been eating it lots more in the past few years, and enjoy it. Happy Weekend and Hugs, RO

Divers and Sundry said...

I've had Kale and don't mind it, but when there's a choice I choose spinach.

CJ Kennedy said...

Tastes like grass clippings 🎃

J C said...

Ah, Kale. Tried it once. Can't bring myself to try again. But that spinach soup, now, that's more like it. Maybe I can delete the kale. xoxo

Pam said...

I had some kale, fresh, just picked and HATED it. However, I have had kale chips, a kale salad and those were pretty good. But my first thought is eating it fresh just picked and I tend to stay away from it.

Debbie said...

i don't really like kale and usually substitute it with spinach when i have a recipe that calls for it!!

i recently had kale chips and they were ok!! your granddaughter is adorable!!

bill said...

Never had kale.

bread&salt said...

Kale doesn't known here in Turkey. Our cabbage season just beginning but i would like to try kale.

happyone said...

We don't eat kale but I think that is about to change!! Will certainly give it a try.

Inger said...

I prefer spinach too, but when I make smoothies, I like to add some kale. And thanks for reminding me of other great word that includes the letter K. For when I play Word Master.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I like kale but don't love it. I bought some today at the farmers market with the intention of putting it in soup. I always buy greens and don't always get around to making them. I'll look at your kale recipes for ideas. Thanks

My name is Erika. said...

I like kale, especially raw. It's amazing how good it is for you compared to lettuce too.

Phil Slade said...

Little Stanley knows a good thing when he sees it. We used to see the wild Heermans in Menorca where they are very common, big and small.

Teresa said...

La col rizada, creo que no la he probado. Tu nieta se ve muy bonita. Besos.

Magic Love Crow said...

Your grand-daughter is adorable! Thanks for the recipes!!! Big Hugs!