Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Sea Kale Medley

Hello!  It's been a while since I posted.  Life just got busy.  And the garden got slow.  But one of the beautiful things about perennial greens is that they often have a fall season to go along with their spring season.  And that is the case with sea kale, one of my garden favorites.

Fall sea kale shoots      

In the spring we enjoy the flower buds of the sea kale - we eat them like broccoli raab.  In the summer the sea kale is beautiful and attracts bees with its honey-scented flowers.  And then in the late fall, as we turn towards winter, the sea kale gives us one last tasty treat: tender new growth leaves.

Jonathan is the kale master in our kitchen, so he took charge and cooked up a medley of the sea kale along with some regular kale that is still hanging on in our front garden.

Regular kale in the front garden
He sauteed up leaves from each plant, along with a healthy dose of chopped garlic, some tamari, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a dash of balsamic vinegar at the end.  So tasty, and what a treat to be eating garden greens even as we approach Thanksgiving.

Yay for the garden!  Yay for sea kale!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. Im starting sea kale in my garden. Its exciting!