Blanche up some kale,
and I'm good to go.
I'm a very slow cook,
so the whole process of going through
an order of FreshDirect kale
takes a few hours.
First I clean the leaves from the stems.
Then I roll up the leaves as best as I can
to cut them into strips.
Then I try to wash as much as I can
without it falling all over the sink
I blanche the strips in salted water,
and fish it out to dump in ice water.
Finally, I balled it up from the ice water bath
to squeeze out the excess water.
I had a lot of kale.
It was the most delicious snack:
soft, chewy, green, and sweet.
It's better than spinach--its limpy, not as cool sister.