It's a snow day here today. The sun has finally come out and the storm has passed, leaving over a foot of snow to shovel.
I've been thinking about spring and gardening again. After taking down our one and only old and very large tree in the back yard, I will need to re-think about what to plant in the way of veggies. For so many years our tree gave a lot of shade and was able to grow cool weather veggies, not requiring much sun. Now we'll not have any shade in our back yard. Perhaps now I will have much better luck with tomatoes !
This past summer we had an abundance of Kale. Curly green, curly red, red Russian and Dinosaur. At the end of the season I filled a large wheelbarrow from our small garden. I froze some, made kale chips but still had so much left over. I saw on someone else's blog the idea (can't remember where) of dehydrating and making kale powder and thought to give it a try. After washing and dehydrating the remainder of the kale, I put the dried kale into a blender and ground it up fine.
All the remaining kale I had now fits into a couple of mason jars of kale powder. It takes up little space and has been so handy. I used it in scrambled eggs, meat patties, meat loaf, soups, stews, smoothies. The possibilities are endless.