Ode to Kale


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee fresh from the farmer’s market on warm summer days.

I love thee plucked from the garden before the chickens nibble at you.

Whether you are green, purple, dinosaur or if you prefer, lacinto, with fringe or curly-cue.

I love thee raw in a salad, blitzed in a blender or baked and eaten as a chip.

I love thee with tahini sauce, in a smoothie or with dip.

However you are served up my taste buds savor every bite.

My body sings with ecstasy at the nutrition you provide.

Kale without you I am devoid.

Beta Carotene, vitamin K, C, lutein and calcium.

Ooh, you make my cells hum.

You bloom like a flower.

And cook up in under an hour.

From Ireland to Japan you are enjoyed the world over.

Kale you are a most delicious lover.
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