what i am eating

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!

I have come to the conclusion that the kale I am growing in my garden is the best kale I have ever had.  Now, a lot of people don't like kale.  I have never understood why.  I think that part of it is that people don't really know what to do with it.  If you put it in salad, you need to massage it with a little olive oil and lemon juice to start breaking it down.  If you cook it, it needs to cook quite a while or it will be chewy (I like that, others do not!).  If you put it in a green juice or smoothie, people recommend using just a few kale leaves because it has a strong taste.  However, using my own kale, I have been using more and more in my smoothies, and find it absolutely delicious!  

It has been incredibly hot here recently, so going outside to cut some kale in the morning, and then putting a banana, some frozen berries, and a few cups of water in a blender creates a wonderful breakfast smoothie or morning snack or late afternoon pick me up!  Green smoothies are delicious, and have been hitting the spot recently.   Especially since my woodchuck friend managed to get into my garden and eat the rest of my full heads of lettuce!

There were so many delicious looking entries last week it was hard for me to pick my favorites to list today, but here they are:

I would love it if you could grab the what i am eating badge below, include it in the post you are sharing, put it on your link page, or put it on your side bar.  Thanks!
what i am eating

Now please link up your wonderful recipes or food related posts!


  1. I love kale, and the smoothies looks delicious, especially for the week of heat we have had! Yum!

  2. I really love kale and homegrown is waaayyy better than grocery store stuff! I like to put it in stir-fry and soup. :)

  3. Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking

  4. Thanks for hosting again! Have a beautiful week.

  5. Yes; homegrown, fresh kale is out-of-this-world! It has a sweetness NO store-bought kind can ever compare to. We use to grow it in a hoop house until the beginning of December, in northern Maine.
    Thanks for the party, Heather! Have a great weekend!!
    Kim @ www.soliloquyoffood.com

  6. I bet homegrown kale is so delicious! I wanted to plant some this year but couldn't find any seeds around here and never got around to ordering any online. Will have to do it next year!

  7. Hello!! I linked up a long time ago and just found that link on my post and decided to link up again! Following you on GFC & Bloglovin.

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