I told my husband, Sax Guy, last weekend that I wanted to try kale. Until I started reading and listening to the Joy the Baker blog and podcast, I’d never even heard of kale.
He looked at me with a blank expression. “Ka-what?” he asked.
I shuttled him to the produce section of the grocery store and pointed to the leafy green, sitting there all sparkly with water droplets next to the spinach. To the untrained eye, it looks the same. He eyed me skeptically because he hates cooked spinach; Popeye be damned. I convinced him that I was going to cook it with bacon and that it would taste marvelous, even though I’ve never tried it myself and was totally lying. But, what doesn’t bacon make taste better? I couldn’t fail if bacon was involved, right?
I cooked up Kale with Garlic and Bacon found at Epicurious.com and Sweet Chili Chicken from blog Barely Poppins. I served sliced strawberries with raw sugar for dessert and added some leftover homemade biscuits with homemade blackberry jam. Verdict? He liked it! The kale was much better when topped with a little bit of coarse sea salt and red wine vinegar.
I’m going to try kale chips this weekend. What’s your favorite way to eat kale?