Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Greens 2011

We've started our annual kale harvest!  N. loves helping with processing the greens we grow over the winter, stuffing freezer bags with blanched, cooled kale, weighing and labeling each bag, and popping them in the freezer.  As I wrote last year, he takes over more of the process each year.  I was surprised by how excited he was to do the greens with me; although he was outside playing, he insisted on coming in to do his part.

Our greens are a funny reminder that you don't always know what will become a meaningful family tradition.  We grow kale because it is easy, it suits our climate, and we love to eat it almost daily.  I did not set out to create a significant ritual out of our spring greens, but it seems that's what has happened!

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