And get one of these:
Pink Lady Apples
I already had some kale, carrots and cauliflower from last weekend so I had to get busy.
I decided to make a vegetable soup.
I started out by slicing the leeks, some onion, carrots, garlic and a little bit of ginger and sauteing them in some oil.
Then I added some red cabbage and pequito beans I already had, the peas shelled, some more carrots, the beet greens, sorrel and the broccoli in large chunks. I added a little dried parsley, paprika and salt and pepper. Surprisingly, it turned out incredibly gingery. It is still good but I didn't think I used that much ginger but it really took over. Also the broth turned purple from the red cabbage which was totally cool.
Yesterday morning I went garage saling and found an estate sale with many kitchen gadgets. I was lucky enough to find something I have wanted for a long time.
A citrus press!
With two full bunches of kale I thought it was a perfect opportunity to press some citrus and try out massaging kale. Unfortunately the press is a little on the small side and so I had to quarter the lemon and lime instead of halve, but it worked incredibly well.
No juice left!
See this lime? Looks innocent enough, right? Wrong! This lime has a peel that is tough as can be imagined and when I tried to cut it in half what happened?
The knife slipped and tried to cut off my fingertip! Luckily, though I was panicking at the fact that I could have cut off my finger, my boyfriend was kind enough to wrap my wound (which thankfully was not that deep) in a Spidey bandaid and I was able to return to conquer that lime.
Here is the kale earlier in the massaging process. It is now quite a bit smaller and all dark green and tender. I am still not sure what I am going to do with it all but I am thinking some sort of simple kale salad. I guess I will figure that out tomorrow.
Stay tuned for some home made chocolate peanut butter cups and pizza made with my home made vegeroni!