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We have a dear friend who is battling a nasty illness and I keep trying to think of things that I can deliver to her that will entice her to eat and yet be healthy and healing.  Milk shakes always entice, but they sure don’t do the other tricks.  So, here’s what I did for lunch one day this past week.  I slivered a few leafs of organic kale and then blanched them very quickly in boiling water to soften slightly while keeping the bright green color.  I dried them thoroughly in the salad spinner and then tossed them with some slivered fresh red bell pepper and a handful of toasted almond pieces.  I removed the skin from a nice fatty piece of wild caught salmon and gave it a quick sear – just enough to cook it around the edges.  Then, I dressed the kale salad with a tiny bit of citrus vinaigrette and placed the warm salmon on top of it.  As speedy as a bunny I ran it up the block.  I stayed with her and got such pleasure watching her enjoy her lunch – can you think of anything better for you than salmon and kale and almonds – if only that alone could heal.  But, I know it does help.  (You will note that Steve was fascinated with my Global knife handle reflecting the salmon skin.)

 

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As much as I love cut flowers (especially those straight from the garden) in these lean economic times I’ve discovered a new way of adding a note of freshness to our décor.  Well, it’s not exactly a new way for me as I’ve always used veggies or fruits to decorate the dining room table but, until recently, I had never thought about making veggie bouquets in the living room.  The other day a bunch of kale just seemed to say “put us in a vase and enjoy us” which I did.  And, here’s the photo to prove that a bunch of kale is just can brighten your life just as much as a bouquet of roses.

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