Friday, May 9, 2014

Treasures #6

bowl // $1

vintage fabric // $2

skunk family // gifted!

pyrex mug // $.25

How adorable is that little skunk family? My aunt in Oklahoma sent me a package full of goodies and those little cuties were included. I have a slight addiction to kitchen ware, so I really try to limit myself to the best stuff- But if it's cheap enough, I get it anyway. Seriously, a quarter for a Pyrex mug... Sold!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Recipe: Baked Kale Chips

Kale chips are one of those things I knew I'd like, but I pushed off trying them for so long! Eating well has become pretty important to me, and I want Levi to feel good about eating healthy foods as he grows up. These kale chips literally melt in your mouth! They're great. Make them!

Wash your bundle of kale thoroughly. Blot leaves with paper towels before tearing, then tear off 1-2 inch pieces. Make sure you leave out the big stem in the middle because they can be bitter!

Put your kale in a mixing bowl and toss with one tablespoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of coarse salt. Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet (you may need to use two) and then bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

I made two batches, one with garlic powder instead of coarse salt. The garlic smelled really good while baking, but I wasn't digging the taste once they came out. Especially compared with the EVOO and salt combination! These could really be spiced up any way. Next time I think I'll mix some Sriracha in with the oil for a spicy version!