This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

kale and squash risotto

dinner 4

I planted a enormous crop of kale this year and a couple weeks ago asked for recipe suggestions. I tried the kale risotto from the Moosewood Cookbook and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recommendation.

I used my last homegrown butternut squash from last year and a few spring onions that I pulled today. (I'm not really sure where the onions came from - probably ones I missed year that over-wintered and grew into large scallions-like onions this spring. They were very pungent and a bit dry, more like garlic or shallots.) And I used a big bunch of kale from my cold frame. As my mom said, I think this cold frame kale is more tender and mild than "outdoor" kale.

Its a very good recipe. The link is here: Moosewood Squash and Kale Risotto

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Anonymous Carys of the 13 and a half cats said...

those look like they might be stray leeks rather than onions; looks like they have flat leaves instead of rounded ones.

boy oh boy does that risotto look good!


May 24, 2010 1:25 AM

Blogger Crittergetter said...

I love the vivid coloring of the dish!! It looks very good - I'm saving and printing the link

May 24, 2010 1:52 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I bet you are right - they look like leeks. Maybe seeded from a nearby plot. Maybe next year I'll plant some myself.

May 24, 2010 10:18 AM

Anonymous Carys of the 13 and a half cats said...

ooh, volunteers leeks! they really are pretty good at seeding themselves; i thought i had soem onion volunteers in 3 different spots, and every spot is really leeks *g*


ps my verification word is anttanner. that would be some ITTY BITTY leather!

May 24, 2010 1:55 PM

Blogger kathy said...

What does that ps mean? I don't understand. and what is *g*?

May 24, 2010 2:31 PM


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