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How to Handle Bushels Full of Kale, and Garlic Planting
a yummy kale and white bean stew last night. I will definitely buy this variety
of kale seed (Russian Red) again next year. The kale has been growing like mad
- through dry spells, wet spells, in spite of insects and bunnies and birds, it
just keeps coming. I actually backed off kale for a while this summer (grew
tired of it for a bit), and ended up bushwhacking tons of kale and giving it
away to some vegan foodie friends. Last night, I felt an urge for kale again,
and the kale patch was growing out of control, so I made food.
measuring, I stewed our own plum tomatoes, kale, onion, garlic, basil, and
parsley for several hours, then added cooked white beans, sea salt, and pepper,
and heated through. I also added a splash of California Moscato during the
stewing process. Lastly, sprinkled it all with some Parmesan.
garlic soon. September is garlic-planting time. I’m dedicating a 4-by-4-foot
patch to garlic for next year’s crop. Garlic gets heavy use in our home. And
there’s nothing like fresh, homegrown garlic. The store-bought stuff can’t
month is the Mystic Garlic Festival, where my husband and I will try to score
some black garlic. We go every year. It’s a great gathering. Mystic is a
beautiful little seaside town.
is August 28. It’s cooler today than it’s been in months; only about 78
degrees. The daylight is a little softer, more diffused, tinged with gold. It’s
getting darker earlier now; you can’t help but notice it. Football season
starts in 12 days. I’m starting to think about cheese fondue and Aspen. I heard
crows cawing today. The Earth and its inhabitants are moving away from the sun.
Summer is drawing down.