Garden Colcannon

We harvested our potatoes and onions to make room to try some more carrots (don’t tell the bunnies). We weren’t really expecting either crop to do much since they were planted from some old grocery store vegetables that got left in the garage and became rather…dubious. We were quite surprised that we got what we did.

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The onions were pretty tiny, but they tasted really good.

We picked some kale from the garden and made colcannon. It’s an Irish dish that comes as a side at one of our favourite restaurants. It’s basically just mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale. We also added onions and butter.

Delicious, healthy and everything but the butter came from our yard! I love that.

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Kale

Last fall Kurt and I decided to try some new foods at the grocery store. We wanted to try one new vegetable each week. Well, this quickly morphed into Kurt being obsessed with kale. Honestly, I think we tried maybe 2 other new things. We now buy kale every week. I’m actually thinking of getting him one of these t-shirts

http://www.eatmorekale.com/index.html

So he can spread his message to all he meets.

This week we bought two giant bunches of it. GIANT. We pureed some with water and froze it in popsicle molds for green smoothies (which we eat daily).

We also chopped some up, put it in a large freezer bag and froze it. That took care of one bunch. The second we had in out smoothies last night and for lunch today. There is still some left. I even offered some to Daisy, who is a lover of greens (not catgrass though). She thoroughly enjoyed biting bits off of it and the spitting them out all over.

Needless to say, we are set for a while.