It is difficult to follow Grandpa Perry, but someone has to do it! I used the lovely young kale we got in our CSA from Birdsong Farm in a pasta dish. It was so good that even though easy, I decided to share it because you certainly could make this with any good greens. I think the more ‘bitter” the better, but I also love broccoli rabe and the like. You might not, so use baby spinach or something as a substitute. I sauteed the kale with good olive oil and some garlic, being careful not to burn the garlic. I added a little chicken broth and a splash of wine. (That part was inspired by Tom!) Simmered a little for probably 5 minutes because the kale was young and fresh. We were so lucky to have two leftover cooked mild Italian chicken sausage links from the West Side Market, so I sliced them and added them to the kale mixture just to warm through. We also had the tomato basil pasta from Ohio City Pasta left, so I cooked that and dumped it into the pan as well. When I plated it, I grated parmesan cheese over the whole thing. I drizzled just a touch of the Leccino olive oil from The Olive Scene and it was so very delicious! And altogether it took probably 15 minutes tops!
We had a salad using the beets and the beans from the farm market, and lettuce from our CSA box. So good!