Brassica in Pocket

I know. It’s been awhile. So, I gotta come back with a bad pun, right? Yep. That’s the rule. But I did, in fact, tuck this bright and hearty and crunchy tossing of greens, Brussels, toasted almonds, and maple-tahini dressing into a pita pocket for lunch a couple weeks ago. And I served it under a…

Kale and Hearty

It’s easy to take potatoes for granted. But fresh, local spuds are a marvel, with a nutty flavor and creamy texture that can’t be matched out of the mesh sacks shipped halfway across the country. In fact, next to eggs (okay, and maybe sweet, late-season carrots), they’re my favorite CSA staple, and when my stash is…

KOB salad

No, not Cobb Salad. K•O•B Salad. As in, Kale•Orange•Beet. Inspired by the Roasted Beet Salad at Barbuzzo, where chef Marcie Turney loads chiffonade of raw kale with beets, ruby red grapefruit segments, pistachio pesto, and chèvre, a couple years ago I started playing around with kale, beets, citrus, nuts, and cheese. I’ve swapped around oranges,…

Chip Shot

Resorting to kale chips always seems like such a cop out. They’re almost too easy. But this morning, I needed a solution that handled volume, and quickly. Because of Memorial Day, our shares last week were delayed until Wednesday. This week, we’re back to Monday. And my crisper was still pretty full. Two sheets of…