I was excited they had October beans! I love succotash made with these fresh beans (in place of lima beans). You just shell them and boil them until tender before adding them to the recipe.
Lilly loves the market because she finds fruits and veggies on the ground... it is like free for all snacking for her! She had just eaten a whole strawberry right before this was taken. Notice the red stain under her bottom lip.
They had bright blossoming flowers there too.
Can you tell the pink one was my favorite?
After the market, I made a quick stop at Berrybrook Farm for some oat flour. The flour is for a recipe I am hoping to share soon. I love the quaint old building this natural foods store is located in. This is where I buy most of my vitamin and herb supplements from.
When I was in there I noticed they were selling kale chips between 6 and 7 dollars for a little bag. I have really been wanting to make kale chips for awhile now. Surprisingly, Nate has too! It was my final push to go home and finally make them. For my first time, I just made them very basic! Remove the stems and chop a few handfuls of fresh kale. Drizzle it with safflower (or olive) oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. The edges should just be starting to turn brown when you take them out of the oven.
Update: Try 300 degrees for 15 minutes- they might come out more evenly crisped!
They are light, crispy, and salty.
Now I'm eager to experiment with other recipes for kale chips! I have heard kale chips put in the dehydrator come out more evenly crispy than using the oven... another reason I would love a dehydrator. I think the next time I make these I will make sour cream and onion kale chips. At Berrybrook Farm I saw some cilantro and lime flavored kale chips that sounded delicious. If anyone has experimented with different flavors or recipes, I'd love to hear about it!
Happy 3 day weekend!