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A simple preparation of kale, blanched and sauteed in olive oil with garlic and chilis, makes a quick and healthy side dish. Especially good with Scarlet kale, but Smooth German works just as well. Try it with fresh kale out of the garden or in winter with your kale frozen from the fall! Tossed with pasta, like penne or farfelle topped with grated cheese - yum. Or as the base for a frittata with cheddar.
Aaahh, Sugar snaps. If you can manage to get them to the kitchen without eating them straight from the vine, sugar snap peas are a great treat.Lightly steamed or blanched for a minute or two, then dressed with olive oil and a good squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt, their crunchy sweetness contrasts beautifully with crumbled feta or Asiago cheese.