Ever feel like you have enough kale to fill a bathtub? No? Just us?
After all these years of swimming in kale, we thought it would be fun to find out which kale recipes really knock our socks off. And we know that many of YOU have favorite kale recipes. Since we'll use anything as an excuse for a party, let's have a kale party.
What? KALE PARTY!
Who? Everyone! People who don't know how to cook kale. People who need some new ideas for preparing kale. And people who already have some great ideas for cooking kale. You can invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, the people who brought that great kale salad to the pot luck last year...
When? Sunday June 7, 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Where? Clagett Farm, of course. 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro MD 20772. If the weather is nice, we'll be in the Washing Station area, outside. If it's raining, we'll move into the Education Barn, which is the largest of the 3 barns in a row--can't miss it.
Price? Free, for any household who brings a kale dish and the recipe. $5 per person if you don't. Reservations are required for all (paying or not) by Friday noon, June 5th. Friday afternoon we'll send a note to everyone signed up to let you know how many servings or ounces we need you to bring of your dish.
Kale Rules? The main ingredient of your dish must be kale. Other than that, you can do as you please. We welcome kale salads, stews, soups, chips, smoothies, and even desserts. We'll expect you to prepare enough so every attendee can sample a few ounces. You can include meat, dairy, eggs, or other allergens, as long as we know what's in it. Also, please bring a serving utensil, if needed (such as a soup spoon or tongs).
Recipe Rules? Everyone who brings a kale dish should also bring the recipe for that dish. Please print it on a 5"x7" card (or a half sheet of office paper). Credit the source, if it was published. If you have adjusted the recipe from the original, then the source is you.
Can I keep get copies of the recipes I like most? After the event, we'll scan the recipes into a booklet, which we can mail you at a discount if you give us advanced payment at the event (enough to cover printing and mailing costs--probably $5). We'll also have copies at the CSA pick-ups.
Prizes? We'll vote on our favorites, and there will be multiple categories. Winners will get a free copy of the recipe book (and bragging rights, of course). Don't be intimidated--the point of this occasion is to have fun and try new foods, so the more dishes the merrier.
What if the dish needs to be hot? We'll have a few camping stoves and some chafing dishes that can keep food warm, as long as it's hot when you bring it.
Dress? This is a very relaxed, informal event.
Kids welcome? Yes! In fact, kids will get their own special ballot.
Dogs welcome? Sorry, not this time.
OK, start practicing folks. There's lots of kale to harvest soon, and we want your best ideas!