Just a single harvest – Beedy’s Camden kale. Harvested all the ready to use leaves.
Beedy’s Camden Kale
This will most likely be the last of the kale harvest. The plant is still alive but I doubt it will grow much since it is unprotected. However during this dormant stage it may survive the winter and I could get a spring harvest, will see.
Got cooked dried beans in the freezer so kale and beans soup it will be. Then I saw a container of tofu in the fridge, changed my mind, kale and tofu soup instead, sounds strange but it was good.
No recipe required for this soup and quantity does not matter.
Kale & Tofu Soup
∞ Wash kale. Remove and discard ribs. Slice leaves. Add to soup pot.
∞ Add broth of choice to pot with sliced kale. Bring to boil and simmer until kale is just under desired doneness.
∞ Cut tofu into small cubes, add to pot, bring to boil. Simmer until kale reaches desired doneness. Add Asian sesame oil plus salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
∞ Optional: Stir in about 1 tablespoon soy sauce and/or miso at the end.
∞ Optional: Add Asian chili sauce and/or other spices and herbs to taste.
Sorry, no photos. I had intended to take photo after tasting and adjusting the flavors, but I kept tasting and tasting and tasting and the soup was all gone.
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My sister, Joyce, gifted me with 2 cases of Fuyu persimmons over the Thanksgiving holidays (offered to pay but she refused and I did not insist, I do take advantage of my sister’s good nature).
That was 40 persimmons each weighing 6+ ounces. Saved one case to eat fresh. Also shared with friends and neighbors. Oven dried the other case.
Intended to slice each peeled persimmon into 4 cross sections, but it was difficult to slice evenly so opt to first half (pole to pole) then cut each half into 4 half moons.
Peeled and sliced persimmons
Oven dry at 200°F. Took about 6 hours (see NOTES).
There is substantial loss after drying. One unpeeled persimmon weighs 6+ ounces, peeled it weighs about 5 ounces, after drying weighs 2 ounces (they are a bit moist and pliable not crispy dry).
Because there is no preservative, I am storing the oven-dried persimmons in the freezer to be enjoyed anytime.
Use like any dried fruit: add to breakfast cereal, oatmeal, salad, fruit breads or enjoy as is ……
NOTES: My persimmon slices were about 3/8-inch thick. Thinner slices will take less time. If the opportunity presents itself, I may experiment with thicker slices, perhaps ½-inch or more.
A dehydrator is ideal for this but since I do not own one used the oven instead. Would definitely invest in a dehydrator if I had a persimmon tree in my backyard.
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