Gluten Free Bee Pollinated Organic Kale and Zucchini Torte

Kale and Zucchini Torte

We recently had a lovely brunch in my dear friend Rosie’s garden to show our support for the elimination of the pesticides that have been linked to the decline in bees. This fabulous Torte included ingredients that were pollinated by bees and grown in our garden. We grew the kale, zucchini, dill, thyme, and chives. There is just something about …

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Brunch for bees.

Brunch for the Bees

My friends Rosie and Cat and I hosted a Brunch for Bees in Rosie’s lovely garden last Sunday. The Brunch for Bees is a way to take action to help retailers stop selling the pesticides that kill bees. Friends of the Earth has a brunch hosting kit and guide to hosting one of your own, including recipes, signs and messages …

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Stuffed Shells with Kale and Sage Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce

Lately my goal has been to up the health and nutritional value of the food I make. Stuffed shells sounded like a good way to use some of the kale and chard in the garden, and to put a little bit more of an autumnal twist on the dish, I made a sauce with butternut squash instead of the usual …

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Breakfast Tacos with Kale, Pancetta and Avocado

Savory breakfasts are my favorite. Add a little spice, even better. Occasionally I do enjoy something a little sweet, but most often with a savory addition to the sweet like in the Bacon and Gruyere Stuffed French Toast. This taco creation was made with items that we already had in the fridge, and it resulted in one of the tastiest …

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Kale with Celery, Apple and Carrot

With the same bunch of kale I used in the angel hair pasta dish the other night, I was able to make this side dish for our pork chops. With the addition of green apples, it added an unexpected tart sweetness to the dish. The trick is to time when you put the different ingredients into the skillet. Experiment with different …

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Angel Hair with Kale, Peas and Parmesan

  This vegetarian pasta dish was a complete impromptu creation. I did have the goal of using kale in some dishes recently. Kale has been receiving so much attention lately for it's nutritious merits. She is Queen of the Vegetables! Hailed as the healthiest of all the greens. Well, it is great how long it will last in the fridge without turning ...
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