Lacinato kale tastes similar to curly kale. It needs a little longer cooking to get tender. It has the added benefit of more vitamin A and calcium. I like kale best just steamed to tender and then sauteed with a couple cloves of garlic in olive oil. The escarole is a bitter green commonly used in soups. If you like bitter salad greens, the heart is great in salad and the outer leaves great for soup or the dish in the recipe below. We enjoy the tender summer squash sauteed in olive oil with an onion, salt, and pepper, and fresh dill.
ESCAROLE AND WHITE BEANS
1 head escarole, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 head escarole
1 can white beans (cannelli beans are best)
grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
crushed red pepper
1. saute the garlic in olive oil til lightly browned. add the escarole. let saute until wilted (about 5 mins).
2. add the white beans and spices. let cook til warm and well combined.
3. grate parmesan over each potion and eat warm.
|2 different heritage wheat varieties we are trialing for bread flour|