All Hail the Kale

13 May

For years I have been hearing about this delicious yummy green leafy vegetable called “Kale”. According to one friend, kale is the one veggie she misses the most now living in Israel.

Well last week I ordered kale (!!!!) from an organic farm – I have been eating organic veggies for the past month and can select which veggies to include in my “box”.

I didn’t order enough kale. at all.

I made kale and it was scrumptious.

I washed (no really scrubbed) the kale clean, removed the entire stem/backbone from each leaf and then I let it dry.

I chopped up a bunch of garlic and a little bit of fresh ginger and added it to a large frying pot and with a bit of olive oil. I fried up the oil for a few minutes with the garlic and ginger and then added the kale. a pinch of  chili flakes, salt, pepper and a nice squeeze of lemon (about a teaspoon) and let the greens wilt for about 3 minutes and the closed the flame.

At the same time, I boiled up some short grain brown rice with just some salt and olive oil in the water.

Once the rice was done, I mixed the greens into the rice and Voila! Dinner was served.

I need to order more kale this week.

PS – Kale in Israel

1. Organic Community farms like www.haorgani.co.il

2. Bodek (online) http://www.bodek2go.com/

3. Namal Tel Aviv (Port of Tel Aviv) on a Friday morning

4. The Sufershol on Iben Gvirol by Migdal HaMeah (between Arlozoroff and Jabotinsky)

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2 Responses to “All Hail the Kale”

  1. Jessica Malamud November 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    What is Kale called in Hebrew, do you know? I’ve been driving every grocer mad showing him pictures of Kale on my iPhone and still can’t find it. Thanks!

    • Ahuvah November 14, 2012 at 9:32 am #

      it is known as kale. and i have never seen it in a store – only from haorgani.co.il (organic veggie box)

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