knee deep in weeds

notes on living a life

a recipe

“Growing up, my mom made dinner every night. Usually this would be a large salad with kale, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, all organic of course, and sometimes she’d sprinkle nuts on top for texture. Kale has a metallic taste, like chewing on the hood of a Mercedes. No, something safer, like a Volvo.” 
― Jarod Kintz

i headed out the garden a few days ago
and just like that, the kale has bolted
i picked the last of the leaves and made soup
soup with quinoa and lentils, garlic and sun dried tomatoes, 
(because i did not have a can of tomatoes)
i added some smoked paprika, a bit of cayenne, a bay leaf and some chicken stock
when everything was tender i sliced a lemon
and added one to my bowl, before i ladled it up
i topped it all with some leftover sliced roasted chicken

i still have a few beets out there