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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Eat More Kale

The amazing Tricia Sedwick of the urban farm and garden project, World in a Garden, educated, entertained and fed us as part of the Eat More Kale workshops.

If you missed this one, somerville kitchen is holding one with Tricia Sedwick next Saturday May 4 - click HERE to register.

Held at one of the Choices Market facilities (key supporters of World in a Garden), Tricia told us about the varieties of Kale, its nutritional value and all the delicious and easy foods you can make with it.

I learned about the different nutrients of kale eaten raw versus cooked (both methods are nutritious but in different ways), the tastiness of kale buds, the edibleness of its flowers and how to let it go to seed to grow a kale forest.  

As part of the fun, we learned about Happy Planet's Grow More Food promotion as we used their cartons to plant our own kale to take home to le jardin.

And most important we tasted kale foods.

The kale smoothies were sweet and sour, great tasting and beautifully coloured.

This included, in addition to lots of kale, apple cider, lemon juice, honey, bananas and ginger. 

Delicious and refreshing.

And we tasted the made from scratch this morning kale chips.

Tricia makes those in her dehydrator. 

I am yet to try making them, but I can see myself getting addicted to them.

Thank you Tricia and World in A Garden for this great workshop.

And my dear readers, there are still some tickets available for the next workshop at somerville kitchen so join us and learn about kale, try some foods (including more than just kale chips and smoothies), support an amazing food growing project, and walk away with kale seeds. Click HERE to register.

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