Getty's Creek Farm Food Notes

Note:  This page shows all of our recipes and food notes, in alphabetical order.  If you know what you're looking for, you might prefer the Recipe Index page.

Look here new ideas for a favorite vegetable, or clues about an unfamiliar one.  For more detailed recipes or basic cooking instructions, try searching online, or The New Joy of Cooking by the Beckers.  My favorite source for new ways to cook vegetables is Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian.  Foods are listed in alphabetical order below, with our favorite ways to prepare them.  Stay tuned for new entries.

Greens and Fresh Herbs have their own sections, as well as some individual entries.

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Our three favorite ways to prepare kale as of Fall 2011:

1.  Plain and Simple Kale:  Bring an inch or so of water to a boil.  Pull the stems off the kale, chop it, and add it to the water. Cover, cook a few minutes, stirring a couple of times and tasting to see when it's tender enough for you.  Drain well (you can squeeze it), and serve with your favorite vinegar and salt and pepper.

2.  Potato Kale Soup:  Make a creamy potato soup.  Cook kale as above, and add it to your soup bowl when serving.  This means your kale is always perfectly cooked and green, even when the soup is left over--you just cook a fresh batch each meal.

3.  Wilted Kale sesame salad:  Remove stems from kale and chop the leaves in thin strips.  Saute some garlic in olive oil.  Add the kale, stir and cook just until it's really wilted down.  Stir in a little vinegar, honey, seesame oil, and salt.