Dehydrated Kale

| 3/31/2014 9:25:00 AM

Heidi Nawrocki

One thing we were good at growing last year, besides beans, was kale. The wacky summer weather kept our plants producing all summer long. With a new baby in the house, sometimes I had a hard time keeping up! We don't yet have a dehydrator, so I popped it in the oven to dry for the winter. I've stored it in an airtight container, and we've been pulling some out throughout the winter to put into soups. Especially bean soups! We hope to have some cold frames next winter to extend our harvest, but this is an excellent, no energy storage solution!

kale in storage

And just for kicks, here's a picture of a recent sunset. When I stepped outside to snap the picture, I heard peepers! A sure sign of spring, even if we did wake up to snow on the ground this morning.


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4/1/2014 4:56:50 PM

Heidi, signs of Spring are here in Nebraska as well. The trees are starting to bud, the tulips are up, the daffodils are headed toward blooming, and the crocus are starting to flower. I did get some potatoes in the ground yesterday and am holding off just a bit longer for the cabbage and onions to go into the ground. I've been working on rejuvenating my back yard garden beds and hopefully they will be completed soon. ***** Have a great dehydrated Kale day.

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