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Getting Creative with Kale

 

 

Chelsie Anderson, Garden Expert

I had a bumper crop of kale and garlic this year, so I got creative in the kitchen and made “kale pesto”.

 

 

 

Garlic
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I blended up kale, olive oil, 2 garlic bulbs, lemon juice, salt, nutritional yeast and a handful of basil (for pesto’y flavour).

 

 

 

Kale
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I stirred this into my morning steamed veggies, on noodles and potatoes for the kids and managed to use up a ton of kale in the process!

Kale Pesto
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Volunteer Squash

Chelsie Anderson, Garden Expert

It is hard to compost seeds, and me, being an impatient composter, I tend to spread my compost before it is totally finished.

As a result I get some volunteer veggies every year.

This year it was primarily squash and tomatoes.

Baby squash
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While I generally weed out most of these babies, I left the squash as they were filling a bare spot in garden and there was mulch covering the soil (perfect to keep squash from rotting!)

Almost ready to eat squash
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They grew better than any of the plants I deliberately seeded.

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Volunteer Squash
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