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It seemed a good idea at the time - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
It seemed a good idea at the time
If you're looking to ensure that your partner won't eat a common farm share staple she's normally kind of cool to, one of the best things to do is to pair it with something else she's also not terribly fond of and then spike it with too much sage. All the sausage in the world will not convince her to eat it.

It wasn't my favorite, either, and as I've seen elsewhere in a lot of "healthy" sources, the recipe was a little wonky. Where they got the idea for 12 cups of kale, I can't fathom. I used maybe 1/4 of that, and there was more than enough greenery. The major problem, though, fell to flavor. One of the commenters said that the dish was kind of bland and grassy., and while I don't think bland is accurate, dropping sage on top of kale outside of a spicy broth seems to have done nothing so much as to make everything taste incredibly floral. This was probably exacerbated by choosing to use a biere de garde in place of the red that was called for, but that kind of substitution usually works for me.

V's roast chicken, on the other hand, came out beautifully.
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solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: July 17th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Twelve CUPS of kale? That is a TON of kale. I mean seriously, damn. it cooks down, but not that much. And that doesn't look proportional in their picture there, unless that's a mound of kale with a thin layer of beans and snausages on top.

Otherwise, stophittinyrslf has made a recipe not unlike that one (except of course for not requiring a butt-ton of kale) and it was reasonably tasty. I think she used a cheap red wine, too, since we tend to have a lot of those kicking around.
komos From: komos Date: July 17th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seemed like it could work, but I think the sage-kale-beer juncture threw the flavors off in an unfortunate way. I did want to try something apart from soup, stamppot, or pan-fried with garlic that are our standard approaches to kale, but my execution was a touch off.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: July 17th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, get out of my head! We both posted about dinner last night at the same time!
komos From: komos Date: July 17th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I noticed.

Semi-related question - did you toss the chicken skin when you carved the bird?
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: July 17th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most of it.
Some of it is with the carcass.
Some of it I gave to the cat.
komos From: komos Date: July 17th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw. It's because I said I wanted to eat some when it came out, isn't it?
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: July 17th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes.
komos From: komos Date: July 17th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you just made the baby Jebus cry.
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: July 17th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is skin on the legs.
You can have that, there is no need to bring the baby Jeebus into this.
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