Acorn Squash and Kale Soup

The acorn squashes from my lovely CSA this year were so adorably tiny due to the drought in the summer.  I used six little bitty squashes in this recipe where I would have normally just used 3 regular sized acorn squashes.  Actually, I don’t know for sure that they are acorn squashes but they look close enough and acorn squash is very easy to find in local grocery stores so I’m sticking to calling these acorn squashes. Feel free to peel your acorn squash but the size of mine and the toughness of the skin on the little buggers made […]

Crispy Red Kale Chips

Like most people who have tried homemade kale chips, I’m hooked.  I previously had put it in soup and loved it there but who am I kidding – lighting coating it in olive oil and Maldon Salt will always win. I have read other blogs and heard people talking about these and they say that they are like potato chips. I disagree. They are salty and crispy but they do taste like kale, but only in the best sense.  When they are in the oven the steam coming out of the vent does smell a little cabbagy and not in […]

Swiss Chard with Garlic Scapes and Cultured Butter

It is two weeks now into our CSA share with Transpire Organic and I have a new favourite veggie – sautéed swiss chard.  I am by nature a very picky eater and you couldn’t have paid me to eat wilted greens when I was little, but I thought I would give it a go. When I served myself this dish for the first time last week I was quite trepidatious as I brought the fork to my mouth.  I was worried it would be like spinach, but it wasn’t at all. Swiss chard has a mild flavour unlike spinach, which […]