Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This salad is full of Fall flavors, and if you want to make it into a main dish salad, you can add cheese, chicken and/or bacon Not only is this easy to make, especially if you use a washed and ready salad mix, it is a bowl of beautiful colors, textures, and contrasting flavors that … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

Here’s a wonderful winter salad to make your mouth, & your body, happy  😊 Kale, spinach, citrus and a creamy orange vinaigrette The vinaigrette  turns creamy with the addition of 1 T sour cream or Greek yogurt Mix all the other ingredients in a jar first, then add the sour cream or yogurt Simple magic! … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Kale Salad with Broccoli Croutons

spinach & kale salad

After a weekend of feasting, we were ready for a vegetable filled salad, and this really hit the spot I took a few short cuts which made this easy peasy to throw together It starts off with fresh spinach and a bag of  Kale salad with Brussels sprouts I’m not a big fan of bag … Continue reading

Party Panache, Fried Onion Dip with Kale & Swiss Chard

Everybody likes chips and dip, right? Sneak in a little kale and Swiss chard for some nutrition, and top it off with some fried onions for texture and flavor~ I was using up some of my garden bounty Kale and Swiss chard are just like fresh spinach, you think you have way too much, but … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Krazy Kale!

HHjr gets a daily email from epicurious.com with a featured recipe and he forwards the interesting ones to me… When I saw this kale recipe my reaction was, “We are making this tonight!” This is one of the craziest recipes I’ve seen, but I went forward with blind faith, and let me just say, it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Kale Citrus Salad

This salad is a great pairing with heavy winter comfort foods, you can make the salad and a creamy orange dressing to top it, in no time at all~ You can use any salad greens you like, I used kale, spinach and romaine Chop up the kale leaves into bite size pieces, removing any hard … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Sauteed Garlic

You’ve just got to try this, even if you think you don’t like kale, you will be a convert! Holy Guacamole, this is so good~ The first time I had it was at the Flora Bama Yacht Club, a definite dive bar and diner on the Florida/Alabama state line  [photo source] It just happens to … Continue reading

Home Decor, Radishes & Roses Centerpiece

Cruise through the produce section the next time you want to create a gorgeous floral arrangement and see what catches your eye I am always drawn to radishes and swiss chard because of their complementary color contrast of green and pinky reds To get the most bang in any composition whether you are arranging flowers, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Kale, Pear & Prosciutto Pizza

Well, I was going to make something totally different, a tart with Swiss Chard, but it was not to be…the available Swiss Chard was extremely limp and unappetizing… I best I could do was get  prepared chopped kale in a bag,  and my favorite pizza crusts, Mama Mary’s Ultra Thin. I had some Manchego cheese~sooo … Continue reading

A Yardscape, “Pumpkin Planter”

We finally have some cooler weather here in the South and can start winter planting.  Pansy plants, cabbages & kale start showing up in the nurseries in September but planting them too early can be throwing money away  because they won’t like the late September heat.  I left HH pulling out leggy begonias and headed … Continue reading