Kale Chips

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I don’t know about you but my summer seems to be going by extremely fast!  One of the neat things that we are doing at my house this summer is growing all sorts of vegetables in our garden!  We have always grown vegetables before, but this year we have decided to go above and beyond.  We are growing kale, lettuce, spinach, bok choy, peppers, tomatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, beets, strawberries, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, and I think a few more things but I can’t remember all of them at the moment!  You may think that because I am growing all of these things in my backyard that I have a big one, but the truth is that I live in the city and don’t even have an inch of grass.  My backyard is proof that you can grow vegetables in the city, so no excuses people!  When growing things in the city you need to become flexible and inventive, such as growing kale in your window boxes (see picture above)!  One of my favorite things to do with kale is of course the ever so popular kale chips!  Here is my recipe for them:

Kale
Parmesan Cheese
Olive Oil (I think that olive oil spray works best in the recipe!)
Salt
Pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  Wash kale and cut into pieces.
3.  Spread kale pieces onto cookie sheet and spray lightly with olive oil.  (If you are not using olive oil spray, toss olive oil and kale together in a bowl before laying onto sheet.)
4.  Lightly sprinkle kale with salt, pepper, and cheese.  (Tip:  The kale chips will get pretty spicy if you add too much pepper!)
5.  Bake in oven for about 10 minutes.  Watch kale chips closely so they do not burn.  Take them out of the oven when they are crispy, but not too burnt.
6.  Enjoy!

 

Hope you enjoy my kale chips recipe!  What are some things that you are growing in your garden this year?

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