Once upon a time, there was a Little Riding Hood. She made some cookies for her grandma. But her grandma wasn't sick, she just didn't know how to cook. So Little Riding Hood went to her grandma's house, and she saw a wolf in the forest, and he said "Hey Little Riding Hood, what's in the basket?", and Little Riding Hood said, "Cupcakes, and bananas, and a book that will tell you how to feel better if you are sick". The wolf said "You should give those goodies to me!" and Little Riding Hood said "No-they are for my grandma". So the wolf went to grandma's house, and scared her out. Then the Little Riding Hood got to grandma's house, and saw the wolf, and she hit the wolf with her hand. Then she ran away, and saw a man with an ax. He was a nice man. She said "Oh no! There is a wolf behind me!" Then the man with the ax killed the wolf with the ax, and he was dead! (The wolf, not the man with the ax.) Then Little Riding Hood and her grandma ate all the goodies all gone, and grandma felt all better.
I love summer greens, but they are so expensive in the store, and I often question their fresh-ness, so I'm growing a bed of kale and swiss chard, and it is big enough that I'd better start using it, before it totally gets out of control!
So I ventured out into my flooded garden (love that flood irrigation!)
and picked some kale
and some chard
Made up my stir-fry, and added these greens last, so they just barely got steamed...
(yes, Mom I washed them first!)
Did you know that kale is basically just cabbage that doesn't form a head? It grows quickly, is easy to grow, and is so very good!
Guess which component of this stir-fry Eli was willing to eat? If you guessed anything other than chicken, you were totally wrong.