Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Day 160 - Kale

The Kale plants in the polytunnel are now looking sad and old, well we've been eating off them for well over a year so I'm not surprised!  So now's the time for me to use them up and replace them with this years seedlings ready to start fresh regular picking all over again.  So I've been incorporating the leaves into all sorts of dishes.  

Last nights tea was a simple pasta dish with all the ingredients you see in the top photo and lots of freshly ground black pepper added at the end, and very tasty it was too.  The two little frozen cubes are homemade pesto cubes used straight from the freezer.  

It's so easy to do:

Cook your pasta as per the packet instructions, five minutes before it is cooked drop in the torn kale leaves.
In another pan gently fry the onions in butter or coconut oil until very soft,  adding the chopped tomatoes and pesto cubes after five minutes.
Drain the pasta retaining a cup full of the water. 
Return it to the big pan, tip the contents of your small pan onto the pasta, adding a handful of grated Parmesan style cheese.  If you want it a little more moist add some of your pasta water and give it all a good stir.  Then tip onto your plate and top with more Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.

Today is a No Spend Day


  1. This sounds yummy and very simple too

  2. I'm going to start picking from my young plants soon.


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