Gentle Sweet & Sour GREENS

by Sally Azimat Schreiber-Cohn; finalized August 3, 2017

Flowering Kale

Inspiration from Farm-Direct Coop items. This can be a relatively quick preparation, if you’ve got the ingredients handy. Can use greens of most any type.

Recipe for 2-3 people: [T = Tablespoon; t = teaspoon]
8 oz GREENS, Chard, kale, turnip greens, &/or collards. (Heavier stemmed need longer cooking.)
1/2 Smallish sweet apple, OR sweet, ripe peach, (often I peel), cut into ½” pieces
2 T+1t Maple syrup (I used Grade A amber)
1 T+2t Flavored vinegar (I used Herb FARMacy “Purple Basil” organic)
3/8t Salt (somewhat similar to 3 shakes, i.e. 1/4t + 1/8t)
2t Dried Dill (or 2 T fresh dill) (via – 1 teaspoon dried dill equals 3 teaspoons fresh)

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Slow-Cooked Kale

  • 1 bunch kale, collards or other “toothy” green, cleaned and chopped.
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 onion
  • Other cup or so of chopped  veggies – carrots, green peppers, etc. Optional
  • 1 cup stock (I prefer chicken)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything together in a medium pot with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 1/2 hour or until desired tenderness.

Optional additions include hot sauce, soy sauce, or double/triple the stock to make a soup.