Kale Harvest + How to Blanch Kale

We had our first kale harvest of the year today! Because I’m obsessed with this cookbook and knew we were going to make kale calzones tonight (recipe soon!) I had to pick a bunch!

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Bushy kale..

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The harvest basket is back. :)

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BEAUTY! Ignore the nails.

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Then it was blanched for dinner.  Don’t think we didn’t sneak a few pieces of this fresh too, best kale I ever tasted in my entire life. <3

Directions on how to blanch kale behind the cut.

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First just admire your kale.  Isn’t  it a beauty?

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Then give it a nice bath.

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Bring a pot of water to boil. Add some salt to this water too.

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Add your kale to the water.

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Kale is bushy, so your pot might be overflowing, but soon it won’t be…

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See, it withers quick.

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Keep in boiling water for 5 minutes.   It will steam.

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Drain really good as the kale just absorbed a bunch of water.

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Enjoy! :)

4 thoughts on “Kale Harvest + How to Blanch Kale

  1. I have never had kale but it’s so pretty! I have always read your blog… not sure how I ever came upon it… Nsync I think a long long time ago. Anyways. My grandfather and my dad have always been into gardening but they always plant flowers. I’m branching out and have talked my dad into using some of the yard space to plant some veggies since I could eat veggies all day long and be perfectly happy. We now have potatoes and two types of tomatoes in the backyard. Oh, we do have two apple trees out there that this is the first year they are showing any promise. Next weekend we will put in green beans and whatever else I talk him into. I think I may find a blog to do and keep up with the garden and keep my fingers crossed that it doesn’t fail as it’s our first attempt.

    • Hey Kenz, nice to see you here! I’m jealous of your apple trees, maybe one day when we can actually plant into the ground… until then I’ll be visiting apple harvests and swooning at their beauty. If you do set up a blog to follow your adventures, I’d love to follow so please share it! Next week, we’ll hopefully be planting the corn seeds.. those guys are the guards of the garden! :)

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