Tag Archives: kale

Rainy Day Peanut Bowl

It’s raining here today. The trees are dripping, the pavement slick outside my window. My umbrella hangs from the doorknob, still drying from this morning’s trip into the wet wind. I sit with a cup of tea. It doesn’t help to know that it’s probably twenty degrees colder and icy in Montreal. It’s cold outside. […]

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Miso-Curry Delicata Squash

I know butternut squash get a lot of the limelight this time of year, but there is such a wide world of winter squash out there. Kabocha, hubbard, acorn, spaghetti, kuri, turban…an astonishing variety of shapes, tastes, textures, all of them worth making friends with. I must say, though, that I was especially excited to […]

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Buddha Bowl

For days now, I have been marveling at a bevy of hummingbirds outside my window. My roommate had the brilliant idea of putting up a hummingbird feeder, and the tiny creatures have been hovering around ever since, their wings an indistinct blur as they flash through the sunlight, shattering colour across the beige and brown […]

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Kale Salad with Carrot, Avocado, and Tahini

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Kale (With apologies to Wallace Stevens. And also to Stephanie, who once wrote a similar ode to spinach.) I Among twenty bustling market stands The only worthwhile thing Was a bunch of kale. II I am of two minds Like a fridge In which there are two bunches of kale. […]

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Garlicky Braised Kale

I like to joke that people can tell I’m Dutch because I live mostly on kale and cheese. It isn’t too far from the truth. Three or four of my meals each week seem to consist of a large bowl of kale with whatever I have on hand mixed in. Quite often I’ll make kale […]

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Smoky Kale Chips

I’m going to get geeky for a few minutes here. Please bear with me. I think that when I look back on my undergrad in ten years’ time, a lot of what I remember will be Euripides’ Hippolytos. For five consecutive semesters, I have had the play assigned in class, written a paper on it, […]

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese, Apple, and Kale

Sweet Potato Salad

March is such an odd month. It feels desperately like it ought to be spring, but somehow there’s a blizzard and it’s -16°C outside. There are some good things about this: it gives you a chance to squeeze in all those snowball fights and skating parties that you’ve been meaning to have but never quite […]

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