Happy “Monday-is-over” night everyone!
Hope you made it through the first day of the week okay 🙂
I woke up this morning without my alarm and seriously thought it was Sunday morning… hate when the ol’ brain plays dirty tricks like that 😛
Anywho, after a full day of work I headed home and was more than ready to crank of a workout… it has been a while if you remember since my lil’ exercise hiatus this past week!
I love you.
After that I knew that I wanted to make something fresh yet easy for dinner.
Here comes the farmer’s market purchases into play!
First up, fresh kale.
After talking with the farmer who sold me this kale I decided to take his suggestion of cooking it with apples to sweeten up the natural “bitterness” of the vegetable. I also added in some onion!
This is my first kale experience too fyi… I’ve tried swiss chard and spinach but not this guy yet!
Edit: Okay apparently in my Monday night haze I forgot that I had recently made kale chips haha oops! Which I disliked too btw. Good thing I gave kale a second chance!
- 1/2 lb local kale
- 1 sweet apple, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tblsp EVOO
- splash white balsamic vinegar
Into the hot pan went some EVOO and the onion, followed by the apple. After about 10 minutes once they had tendered up a bit, in went the kale cooked until wilted. Splash of white balsamic vin plus S&P for good measure 😉
Farmer knows his stuff, this combo of flavors was fabulous!!! I know who’ll be buying kale again veryyyy soon 😉
Alongside this kale fiesta I made up some grilled cheeses, but not just any grilled cheese my friends!
Remember this Virginia garlic cheese I purchased at the Farmer’s Market? Oh yea, that was happenin’
This stuff is amazingly deelish! A lil’ sprinkling of dried oregano really made this sammie stand out 🙂
The Man had a side salad with his since he is not a fan of cooked greens…
With our new fave dressing combo, simple olive oil & white balsamic vinegar!
While we’re on the topic of fresh vegetables, check out this article that I was directed too today via twitter.
Just sad. I know another only organic or only local item that will be added to our list…
Want to know what else is sad? How the majority of the American public is most likely unaware of things like this 😦
So quick sidenote, but lately it has really come to my attention at how misinformed/uninformed a good part of our country is when it comes to food. As food bloggers we really have an advantage in being so involved in the food community and gaining knowledge that most others would not have direct access to.
Which brings me to this question…
Where do you draw the line on “pushing” this food knowledge & even your eating ideals on friends/family based on the information learned out in the food world?
Alright well before I go, guess what?!?!?!
GIVEAWAY TIME TOMORROW!!!
Galaxy Granola anyone? 😉
Enjoy your night!