A Kale Horror Story
Hello, friends. I hope you’re all out enjoying this holiday weekend and not inside reading blog posts. Except maybe this one. I’ll keep it short, I promise.
Joey and I visited no less than 7 apartment complexes yesterday hoping to find somewhere to move. I think we found a winner but I’ll fill you in on the details when we know more.
But enough about apartments. Let’s talk about kale.
This salad looks good doesn’t it?
Last weekend, Joey and I picked up some kale at the FM. Upon first seeing it, I exclaimed “Ew, it’s covered in cobweb!” to which Joey assured me it was “no big deal” and we could “just wash it off.”
Fast forward to Wednesday when I spent at least half an hour detangling cobweb or cotton or something gross from my kale.
And then another 15 minutes pulling strands of cottonweb (yeah, I did just make up a new word) from the salad as I tried to toss it.
And yet another half an hour of de-cottonwebbing while I attempted to eat this salad at work.
Thank goodness no one was watching. Or at least I hope they weren’t.
I’m mostly bummed because this salad had the makings of a masterpiece.
- Cashews (subbed for walnuts)
- Sesame seeds (subbed for hemp seeds)
- Celery (subbed for carrots)
- Tahini-lemon dressing
- Bell pepper
- Cucumbers (don’t even get me started on the bitter cucumbers that I also picked out)
And because it looked great.
And mostly I’m bummed because I don’t think I can ever eat kale again.
At least not for a while.
Have you ever had a bad experience that turned you off of a certain food? I still cringe when I think of drinking gazpacho out of a Styrofoam cup in the 4th grade. I’ve hated it every since.
What are your 4th of July plans/how was your Canada Day (for my Canadian readers out there )? Despite the fact that it’s been rainy and uneventful for as long as I can remember, I always get excited for the 4th of July. I think it has something to do with my birthday being so close behind it!