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July 12, 2017

Cooking With Kale by Rena Patten

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Book Review

All you home gardeners will know what it’s like to be hit with a glut of a certain crop…or crops. I’ve always hated waste, but having this market garden, you just gotta get over that, because there will be surplus veg now and then that goes to the chooks.

Kale is something we have an abundance of right now, and I often saute it with other veg in butter…mmmm, butter…hang on, back to the kale! Yes, kale…I was wondering what creative ways kale can be used in other dishes. So off to the local library we went, and found “Cooking With Kale” by Rena Patten.

I must say I’m impressed with the book! As a homesteader and one who’s in favour of agrarianism and using what we have, it’s entirely refreshing to find a book of recipes that are so full of basic, common ingredients. Pantry staples.

And listen to some of Rena’s recipe ideas…Kumera Boats with Kale and Mustard Chicken, Sweet Potato and Kale Stir-Fry, Banana, Chia and Kale Smoothie, Kale Pesto, Potato Kale and Chickpea Curry….lots of good stuff.

Cooking With Kale is also well illustrated with photos that are making me hungrier than I should be at this time of day 🙂

This book is available at the Toowoomba Library (when I return it, that is!) and if you’re looking for some inspiration for your kale crop (or kale you’ve bought from us) then this book is definitely worth checking out.