Thursday, June 11, 2009
Kale, and other greens I never knew I liked
What a difference freshness makes! Recalling the stinky steaming piles of greenish gloop that passed for "kale" at my school cafeteria, I was prepared to politely taste a tiny bit of the kale that arrived in my first CSA shipment this week. However, to my surprise... fresh kale, cooked gently, is really good! First pass: chopped kale, sauteed in olive oil with onions and garlic, served with orzo. Yum.
Could it be that the lack of pesticides make vegetables taste better too? In Jane Goodall's book Harvest for Hope, she points out that chimpanzees will pick organic fruits and vegetables over the alternative when given a choice.