As I was cutting up some beautiful leaves of kale the other day,I was inspired to write this little poem. I thought your readersmight enjoy it, too.
IN PRAISE OF KALE
Kale is the queen of vegetables,
elegant and baroque,
curly or curvy leaves,
dark and heavy,
dense with nutrition,
a master food.
Steamed and drizzled with olive oil
or mingled with mashed potatoes and leeks,
the succulent bite, understated and woodsy,
compensates the body and overcomes the guilt
of plates of holiday junk food.