This Spring Michael more than tripled the size of our vegetable garden. The idea behind this expansion is that we want to eat more from our garden and less from the grocery store. Last Spring we cut our spending on groceries by almost 1/2. Last year at this time we went an entire month without going to the grocery store. It was challenging but expanding our garden makes it possible.
One ‘problem’ I’m finding is what do I do when a veggie comes into harvest. I blanch many of the greens and freeze them for winter; we eat tons of salad and when I go to a friend’s home I typically have an armful of veggies to hand out. This past Monday I cut back a bunch of the kale, and I wanted to find something different to do with it.
My friend Allesandra brought these crispy babies to dinner one night. I lorded over the bowl and chowed them down as fast as I could. Since than I’ve been waiting to make my own.
I’m not a girl big into substituting healthy food for crappy (I’d rather just skip it) but this one has replaced the chips and crackers I typically nosh on. And…it’s so CHEAP!
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