K is for Kale #A2ZChallenge22

Hello, I’m Locksley. I’m doing the A to Z Challenge today. My letter is K.

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter

Kale

Kale is a type of cabbage. Or it’s related to cabbage. I think it’s nicer.

We get two types of kale. Mummy’s kale and box kale.

Mummy’s kale grows in the garden, including in the winter. Not many things grow in the garden in winter. it grows in a hard stalk, which we can eat if we really want to. The leaves are best. They are long and crinkly. At the moment we are nearly out of kale because all the winter plants have finished. The last two weeks we’ve had sprouting kale, which was very tasty, and the stalks were nice and crunchy, but soft.

Kale growing behind a net to keep the white butterflies out, in September

We also get Mummy’s kale in the box. But most box kale is a broader leaf, and very frilly, almost curly. The stalks in the leaves are thicker and sometimes I leave them. The box comes every week, and has different veggies in it. Even Mummy doesn’t know exactly what’s going to be in it. Mostly its good, but some things are very strange. Mooli. I have no idea what that is. I didn’t eat it. We had some kohl rabi peelings as well. They were tasty. Mummy said she was keeping the best bits for herself. I suppose she has to eat nice veggies too.

Our box man is Amrick. I hear her talking to him on Friday nights when he delivers the box. The boxes are good to play in, too. After Mummy’s taken the veg out, of course. Ooh, I wonder what it would be like playing in the box when it still has veggies in it! That would be my favourite thing ever!

Do you like kale? Do you have a veggie box?

love

Locksley

15 thoughts on “K is for Kale #A2ZChallenge22

    1. I think there are lots of different types of kale, Ms Ronel. We like the dragon kale best. But Mummy gives us curly kale if it is our box. I don’t think she likes curly kale as much as dragon kale.

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      1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren

        Oh, absolutely! There’s one with light green leaves that thrives in my garden, but tastes too much like cabbage for my liking, but the chickens love it. I prefer a darker, softer one. In Afrikaans, we call it “krul kool” which is literally curly cabbage. LOL.

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    1. I don’t know whether you get it in your country. It grows well in cold weather, so maybe its a northern thing. Thank you for visiting us today.

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  1. I have not been a fan of kale – too hard and dry – but a friend showed me how to chop it up and put it in a bag with olive oil and knead it for a while. It reduced down and becomes very tasty. So I do like it now. We get out kale from a local store, but we do get fish in a box, all the way from Alaska! I don’t fish is in your diet, Locksley but it is delicious.

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    1. I think it’s best straight from the garden. Mummy does something with the dragon kale and oil and garlic in her noisy whizzing machine. She says it’s delicious. Not suitable for us, I think. We like it straight.

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  2. Hi, Uncle Bob here, we get veggies each week from various sources, including our local market and supermarkets. We have bought things such as mooli. Each week we buy herbs and lots of other yummy veggies, including kale.

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    1. Oh, Uncle Bob! How nice to meet you! Mummy gave us mooli the other day. I think I left it. What do your piggies do with it?
      Love Ludo

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    1. Mummy said it is expensive, but so easy to grow she grows lots of it now. I think it grows well in cooler countries. Could you grow it where you live? Our dragon kale is also called Tosca di Nero or Cavoli Nero. Or something like that.

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  3. hilarymb

    Hi George – I must say I love kale … but it’s good to know the whole ‘fandambilly’ gets Kale to eat – good for us all … delicious … and oh how nice it’d be to have a garden -but no! Happy Easter – I hope there’s some chocolate Kale eggs for you … cheers Hilary

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  4. Victoria Zigler

    I love kale! It’s so yummy!

    We don’t have a veggie box, but I bet it would be great fun to play in both before and after the veggies got taken out.

    ~Artemis

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