We are growing our own kale for the first time in our farming career and it's beautiful. Coming from a farm that produced acres and acres of absolutely gorgeous and tasty kale, one of our personal measures of success is by the kind of kale we can grow. And we're growing pretty nice kale, considering drought and cabbage loopers! I don't think most of our CSA members give a hoot about kale, but we sure try to convince them of its charms. Eventually, I say, you will be won over by its earthy, deep flavor, bountiful nutrients, and robust texture. For us kale is maybe number 3 on our top five favorite foods, along with beets, fennel and blue cheese a close fourth. We fiercely love eating kale and we may love growing it even more. Those are closely intwined. We just got an Eat More Kale bumper sticker for our car. I am not ashamed of our kale love affair, in fact I relish it! We prefer the Emerald Sesame Kale recipe with a dash of toasted sesame oil, some tamari, garlic on steamed kale. But really, I'll take my kale anyway.
Kale a few weeks back. Lacinato variety. My favorite.