Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I love to cook.
I love to eat.
I don't know why I don't post more about what we cook and eat around here!

So, I am starting my new adventure with my new favorite summer food. Quick, easy, cheap and healthy!

Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots and Low Fat Feta Cheese tossed with a little balsamic dressing= yummm!
Here I ate it partly as a salad and partly in a lightly oiled and salted warm whole wheat pita! mmmmm hmmmm

I don't have pictures but I've also been in a cobbler mood lately, I totally have wimped out about it but even my whimpy version was super tasty and pretty healthy as desserts go....

Line the bottom of a greased casserole dish (large or small) with 1 pie crust (trim the edges)
Bake at 375 degrees until just turning crisp... about 10 minutes
While that's in the oven combine 2 bags of your favorite fruit (approx 4 cups)... we've been using the mixed berry
Add 1/3-1/4c OJ
1/4c sugar (or more depending on how tart you like it... this will keep it really tart)
A dash of cinnamon (or a lot of dashes... again, personal taste)
a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice (or nutmeg and cloves if you have those on hand)
about 1T of corn starch or I think flour would work
mixmixmix together
Put in pie dish on top of crisped crust
You can put the other crust on top normally or you can do like me and weave strips over the top and sprinkle with cinn. sugar!
Bake 40 minutes or until top is crispy at 375 and serve with vanilla ice cream!

Last for today... Kale
We've been getting a lot of Kale due to our farm co op thingy... so I've learned a few tricks for Kale.
Boil the kale before you do anything with it 99% of the time (including sautee)
If you boil the kale you can cut it up into little pieces and put it in rice, potatoes, pasta etc etc with out having much strong flavor come out of it and with allll the nutrients included!

You can also make Kale Chips!
Combine washed kale with 1T of olive oil and place on a large baking stone or cooking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes on each side
I think they taste like fried okra.... by far the best way we've had it.

So go buy you some kale because it's one of the best veggies for you and it's in season!

coming up next time: zucchini bread


Maggie Ainsworth said...

This post definitely made me hungry, which is a problem because I have almost 4 more hours of work today...

Good idea for kale chips! I'll have to try that soon. I also have a delicious recipe for a black-eyed pea and kielbasa stew with kale...although I know you don't like eating hot soups in hot weather...weirdo :)

Robyn said...

I like the easy cobbler idea! I need to try the kale thing. I would have to disguise it because Blake wouldn't touch it. Post more recipes because I like trying new stuff since I'm off in the summer! By the way, I invited you to my blog. Did you join?

the lewisi female said...

I didn't get your invite to your blog!!!!