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tamelask(z8a NC)September 29, 2012

ok, so some of you requested recipes from us. So here's pete's kale recipe:

Sauted Kale with Toasted Cashews


1/2 cup to 3/4 cup unsalted, roasted cashews, roughly chopped

Olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 bunches kale, rinsed, tough midrib removed, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 Tbsp lemon juice, plus more to taste

Salt, about 1/4 tsp

1-2 T soy sauce, to taste


1 In a large, shallow saute pan, heat on medium high. Add the cashews and spread out in an even layer. Toast, stirring occasionally until lightly browned here and there, and you smell the aroma of the toasted cashews. Remove from the pan to a bowl.

2 Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Heat on medium. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.

3 Increase the heat to high/medium high. Add a couple tablespoons more of olive oil to the pan. Add the roughly chopped kale. Add the red pepper flakes. Use tongs or spatula to turn the kale leaves over so that they are all coated with olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes, turning the leaves over often, until they are just beginning to wilt. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until golden. Sprinkle on lemon juice, soy sauce and salt. Remove from heat. Stir in the cashews.

Taste and add more salt and lemon juice to taste.

Yield: Serves 4.

based on this recipe:


and my ground cherry custard pie one (you can use most any tangy fruit in this; just change the spices to fit):

Ground Cherry Custard Pie

2 c ground cherries, hulled

2, 9" pastry shells

1 c sugar

2 T flour (i use whole wheat)

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp cardamom

3 beaten eggs


Line pie pan with 1 crust. Mix dry ingredients except nutmeg, and eggs. Toss with ground cherries and pour into crust. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Cover with 2nd crust, press edges together, crimp, and trim if need be. Gash top for steam. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, reduce heat and continue baking for 30 minutes or until nicely browned (takes a good bit longer in my oven, but might not in yours). This is good warm or cold, and it's not too sweet.

modified from a Midwest Gardener's Cookbook (listed under rhubarb custard pie)-- great harvest cookbook, by the way!!

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tamelask(z8a NC)

bump down

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 10:37AM
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Thank you, I intend to try the kale recipe as soon as the kale in the garden grows a little larger.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:50PM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

anna, it takes a whole bunch of it, so you'll have to wait til you can harvest lots at once. I love fresh kale from the garden in salads. The stuff from the store, not as much.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:14PM
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Thanks for posting this.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 3:08PM
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tamelask(z8a NC)

sure thing!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 1:07PM
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