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For some of you, it might be that time in the summer when you are wondering, what to do with all that Kale?  Kale is delicious, but it can sometimes be overwhelming to keep consuming all those leafy greens.  While I love making The Breakfast of Champions, it is nice to get some variety out of a vegetable so I decided to try something new.

For years my husband has told me about the sausage and kale soup his old roommate use to make.  When I tried to get more information from hubby to get an idea of the recipe, he told me it was cooked in a crock pot, had sausage, kale, and potatoes, and was amazing.  Since that was not enough to go on, I turned to the web and found this recipe for portuguese kale soup which I figured would do the trick.

This was definitely a nice change of pace for kale.  Cooking it in the form of soup changed the texture and flavor because it soaked up all the tasty broth.  Plus, it is always fun to have a veggie in a new recipe.

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I had some lovely ladies over a few weekends ago and I made some of my balsamic bruschetta.  Unfortunately, while I was scurrying around to get ready for the party, I did not snap any pictures.  But I had multiple requests for the recipe so I felt obliged to share.

I dice 1/2 a large red onion and sautéed it in balsamic vinegar.

I diced 1/2 lb of tomatoes.  The other 1/2 lb of tomatoes I pureed with a few handfuls of fresh basil.  I did the pureeing with my amazing immersion blender.  I would have probably used about 2 tsp of dried basil.

I diced maybe an ounce or two of Parmesan cheese into very small pieces.

Then I mixed it all together and served it with freshly baked bread.

Totally simple and totally delicious!  I promise to make it again with pictures!

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Sultry slow cooked eggplant with plump tomatoes and booming balsamic flavor, who could ask for anything more?  I couldn’t especially since I have been on a kick of making all veggie meals. Eggplant is one of those vegetables that is never in short supply during the winter so it is nice to make a new dish with it.  This dish has so much going on and while it takes a while to cook it is not very labor intensive.  So give yourself a weekend afternoon to make it but go about your day while it is slow roasting, the result will be a delight.  (more…)

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I loves me some pizza.  I started making homemade pizza as a kid on camping trips.  It was so fun warming it up over the camp fire and even the times I ate it when we did not have a fire to warm it on.  When I got a bit older, I brought the homemade pizza into the kitchen and my mom made me make it every time I came home from college.  Some times we get very fancy with homemade crust.  But I think I like it more when I eat it on pitas as if I was a kid again camping in the Northwoods.

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Balsamic Blast

This salad is awesome, mostly because of the balsamic onions you see above.  The salad is very simple because it just involves sauteing onions in balsamic vinegar until the vinegar reduces.  Then toss in some chopped peppers just so they get a little heat.  Add this to lettuce and tomato and sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese.  Then enjoy this warm salad for dinner with some red wine.

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Okay this salad is not that fat but it is tasty.  We have tons of lettuce from the CSA this time of year so we have to keep chowing down on salads.  This post is really for the dressing I made for the salad because how can you go wrong with ingredients for a greek salad.

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Tomato Basil Pie

This dish was given to me by an old friend at Camp Jorn many years ago.  When our farmers gave us a huge bag of green tomatoes and we had a potluck to go to, I knew that this would be the dish to make.  First, I usually use red tomatoes but the green ones work out great.  Second, this is perfect for a potluck because it is dangerously good, like you could accidentally eat at least half the dish over a bottle of wine and want to go back for more.  So it is best to share it with friends since as you will see below it is one of the least healthy things I will ever make. (more…)

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