Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Braised Tuscan Kale by Guest Poster: Sandra Cripe


Here is a great recipe that was shared by Sandra Cripe, a local Palmirena! She was really excited to tell me about this recipe and since I have had a TON of questions about how to prepare Tuscan Kale, this could not have been a more perfect recipe to start. Thanks Sandra for your enthusiasm and sharing your cooking knowledge.

Braised Kale by Sandra Cripe

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Edamame: The Healthy Beer Snack


If you are not familiar with Edamame, You really should try them out. Edamame or soy bean pods have so much going for them that I don't quite know where to start. I have just finished gorging myself on a huge bowl of them that was supposed to be an appetizer, but now, I guess it was dinner, as well as inspiration. Instead feeling heavy and guilty over a huge bowl of chips and cheesy bean dip or, my personal favorite, My Chicken Liver Pate with crackers and Swedish Mustard Dill Sauce, I feel light on my feet, healthy and very satisfied.

Edamame is not only delicious, but fun to eat....with beer! If you have not ever tried them in a Japanese restaurant....with a Kirin... as a before sushi appetizer, let me tell you how to enjoy them best....with beer. Being finger food,