It's probably not much of a surprise to find out that a lot of people end up on my blog when looking for information on how to harvest kale the vegetable, rather than Kale the toddler. Since I completely failed at growing anything green and leafy during my brief stint as a vegetable gardener two years ago (and I use the term "vegetable gardener" loosely - we had two raised beds. One was meant for green, leafy things, but ended up as a giant litter box for the neighbourhood cats. The other wouldn't stop growing tomatoes.), I'm not going to pretend that I have anything to offer in the growing department. However, I don't want folks to leave here completely disappointed and since Kale the toddler and I can make a pretty amazing kale chip, I thought I would share.
The most important thing to know when making kale chips with Kale, is the difference between the two (also, if you're new here, you'll probably want to know that this is my kids impression of a smile):
Kale chips are super easy to make and since there are no sharp objects involved with the prep, your kiddo can help out without having to worry about a trip to the emergency room.
So basically you take a head of kale, rinse it under cold water and clean it really good, pat it try with a towel, rip it into pieces (discarding the stems), and put it in a bowl.
Pour a bit of olive oil over the kale, add some sea salt and paprika, toss it, and dump it on a baking tray. Put it in the oven at 375 for about 15 minutes (until the chips get crispy).
Let them cool and then - enjoy!
And even if you're not into baby blogs and came here to find out how to harvest kale the vegetable and instead saw some cute pictures of Kale the toddler and learned how to make tasty kale chips - I hope you enjoyed your time here.
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