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Feast on Friday: Hale, Hale the Kale is Here – With Apples and Cheddar

February 2, 2017

I love a guest who brings guests. Forty-five minutes before Sheila and Tony were to arrive, I got a text:

Hi, Sue – Can we bring a guest? He’s from Spain.

What would you say?

Yes. Of course.


Bethany had just returned from Spain and she could chat a bit in case he was homesick.

Sheila was a new friend and what else do you say to a new friend?

Sheila brought three kinds of ice cream.

Guests who bring guests reminds me of a substantial salad:

Kale, With Apples and Cheddar.

Such unexpected but welcome guests: Apples and Cheddar! Kale–well-messaged kale. Well-oiled and well-garlic’d kale –is good, great even. But Kale that brings guests: Apples and Cheddar? Well, that’s worth a night in, with or without company!

Kale with Apples and Cheddar

Feast on Friday: Hale, Hale the Kale is Here - With Apples and Cheddar
Recipe type: Dinner/Lunch
Cuisine: Green Cuisine
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6
So simple and a good reason to grow a lemon tree in your back yard. Or kale. Or apples! I wouldn't go so far as a cow.
  • 4 cups finely chopped curly kale, washed and rinsed
  • 2 T. coarsely chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 oz. sharp Cheddar, cut in ¼" pieces
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 5 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. grated Parmesan
  1. Combine kale, almonds, apple and Cheddar in large bowl
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil
  3. Add to salad and toss well (I made this up to this step and refrigerated until dinner to help soften the Kale)
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve

Add grilled chicken and sliced avocado and you can pretend you live on the Central Coast of California. Just turn up the furnace, wrap your legs in an afghan and watch Hawaii 5-0. Can you dig it? I can. But not this:

Kale Apple Cheddar SaladOf course you can, especially if you bring ice cream. One kind will do.


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1 Comment

  • Reply Nancy Silvers February 4, 2017 at 6:39 am

    This salad sounds wonderful!! I love Kale and all of the ‘guests’ that have joined the recipe!! Thank you, Sue!!!

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