This December we celebrate Kale, a nutritional powerhouse in the kitchen and a stalwart in the garden. You can plant this green at any point during the growing season, and enjoy it through the winter. It will stop growing once it gets cold out, but the leaves will remain intact on the plant for you to harvest whenever you need some for dinner.
In the schools, we love to make Kale Chips, Kale Pesto and even Kale Smoothies. Here are some other serving suggestions as well as shopping tips. Our featured recipe this month is Pickled Kale Stems, a great use for those leftover kale bits that you never know what to do with.