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Food on Fridays with Ann
I met with an organic farmer and his sister. We chatted about a wide range of topics, including his CSA deliveries. I asked the farmer what would come in my box this week if I started ordering, and he listed, among other things, greens. I can’t remember if it was kale or collard greens, but I stopped him and said, “Greens? I’m just not used to eating greens.”
“What? You have got to get greens in your diet. Please, please start eating greens! There are things in greens you can’t find in anything else–things that our bodies need that help us process other food, even junkier food, so if you eat your greens, you can get by with eating Twinkies.”
I got a little defensive. “Well, we sure don’t eat Twinkies.”
“Regardless,” he urged me, “you’ve got to eat greens. Besides, they’re delicious!”
His impassioned plea inspired me to buy kale the next day:
Being a Northerner, I don’t regularly prepare greens, so I had to look online for ideas.
I found a discussion thread about cooking kale leaves and followed the instructions from the first post:
Take fresh kale and chop it up. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle black pepper into the hot oil, then add garlic (preferably fresh chopped). Let it brown but not burn. Toss your dark green yummies into the hot oil until they’re slightly soft (but not disintegrated) Add salt, pine nuts & Parmesan cheese while cooking but only until very slightly melted/browned.
Love it, even without the Parmesan cheese.
And it may just be psychological, but I think I do feel a little healthier.
So I join the organic farmer in his plea: Please eat greens!