Kale, We’re Doing Something Very Good!
Marty Martindale

It is quite heartening to realize kale, a healthy, wholesome vegetable, is currently enjoying kalea popular high at a time when lotsa and lotsa junk food is also on its own high. Many first heard about kale from the early TV days of Emeril when he frequently referred to a  favorite dish, Portuguese Kale Soup. It is a delicious soup with savory sausage, garlic-laced potatoes, a touch of hot peppers and fresh kale added shortly before serving. From there, we’ve learned newer ways to take our kale, from roasted chips to minced salad greens. Continue reading

Trail Mix Salad, Its Time has Come!
Marty Martindale

imagesSound wacky? Let’s see how this comes about. 

Salads have evolved through the years as much as anything. Originally all lettuce seemed iceberg, rarely was there any other choice. Then one year iceberg became very expensive, then everyone who couldn’t stand a salad without lettuce, turned to the relatively unknown romaine, and they liked it. Then everyone had more lettuces they were willing to experiment with, ones which usually came in heads like iceberg but were escarole, curly endive and more. Probably, and still later, the most exciting was the arrival of the “little lettuces,” often put into bags by us with tongs at the market, and these were the arugulas, the Frisses and more. Now, we pretty much mix and match all of the greens we like. Continue reading