Monday, June 17, 2013

{yummers} kale chips from our raised garden.

this Spring we built a 12 x 4 ft cedar garden box. our backyard is tiny. i mean... really tiny, so it was the perfect fit in front of our back laned garage. my oldest already has quite the green thumb. last year we had a container garden on our deck with blooming strawberries, flowers and herbs.  she was always tending to the plants and watching them carefully grow.  needless to say, the garden box has provided ample entertainment for everyone.  this year we planted basil, parsley, kale, butter lettuce, spinach, radish, walla and sweet onion, peas, carrots, and two pepper plants, along with strawberries and tomatoes on our deck. luckily, we've had a record rainfall and it's been growing so well!

there's nothing better than whipping up wraps or sandwiches for lunch and running outside to pick some fresh lettuce to tuck inside.   a favorite snack around here are kale chips.  my boy could eat the entire batch! i bake them weekly for a treat or serve them as a side with a BBQ burger dinner.  here's a recipe to make your own.  give them a whirl - they'll either love them or hate them!

baked kale chips

1 bunch kale
1 tsp olive oil
your choice of seasoning or topping
{sea salt, fresh ground pepper, chili, lime, fresh parmesan}

preheat oven to 350°F. line baking sheet with parchment. wash and thoroughly dry kale. remove the leaves from the thick stems and cut or tear into bite sized pieces. place kale in bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoning. place kale on baking sheet.  bake about 12-14 minutes, tossing them around as they shrink to make sure they evenly crisp up. let cool for a few minutes and serve.


Anna @ annie and m said...

We are growing kale in our square foot garden this year. My mouth is watering over the kale chips you made and I am definitely picking some today to throw in the oven. Thanks for sharing!

christine, just bella said...

yay! I love kale chips! Good for you for growing your own too, I'm impressed :)

Sarah said...

We are hooked on baking them! Happy gardening!

Sarah said...

Thanks Christine!

Leanne said...

They look divine, especially the parmesan ones. Will gave to give them a try.

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