Remember those tiny baby kale plants I bought in June?
It's pretty awesome.
2. Clean and de-stem the kale. You don't want reminders of summer's dirt in your winter meals.
3. Chop up the kale and place it into the boiling water for 2 minutes.
4. Take the kale out of the boiling water with a handy mesh strainer. Set it in the ice water to cool, then let it dry in a separate strainer.
Repeat until you have no more kale to process. Once the kale is dry, set it in freezer-friendly plastic bags, and place in your freezer.
If you need some kale-tastic recipes, see my Ode to Kale, which includes a breakfast, kale chips, and even kale cookies. You can also find another phenomonal kale cookie recipe here, along with a Mung Bean and Kale Patty recipe.
Do you have an abundance of anything in your garden that you're planning on freezing/canning/preserving? I'd love to hear all about it!