Thursday, 7 November 2013

I kissed it!

When I moved to Norway last year, I thought that one of the things I would surely be able to get over here was 'curly kale' (or boerenkool in Dutch). It's a hardy cabbage vegetable that loves and even needs frost! Norway has that and Norwegians have plenty of cabbages in the supermarkets. 

Just not curly kale. Incomprehensible. I knew I couldn't go two winters without, so I bought some seeds. At least then I could grow my own! Well, that's not going to happen, because I forgot about them and they needed to be planted outside sometime in September! 

After I finished work yesterday, I went to a supermarket on my way home. I needed some food for tomorrow. And for some reason I checked the vegetable area. Found the tiny cauliflowers, the broccoli, the savoy cabbage. And then... curly kale! CURLY KALE!!! I danced, I jumped up and down. I kissed it!

Today: boerenkool met worst. Curly kale 'n' mashed potatoes with sausage. Nam nam (as they say in Norwegian).


  1. My Dutch-born sister-in-law makes boerenkool and, having eaten it many times at her house, I introduced Dick to my modified version of it...mashed potatoes and kale, with butter but no sausage.
    He mentioned seeing some garlic sausage on special this week, so maybe if he can get kale, too, I'll have him pick up 5 lbs. of potatoes and I'll try making boerenkool. (He always thinks 10 lb. bags are a better deal, but half of the potatoes rot before we eat them, especially no. He doesn't want to gain back any of that weight he lost last year before his surgery.)
    Wish I had been in that Norwegian supermarket to see you kiss the kale, though.
    Luv, K

  2. That's a typical German plate too ! I hated it when I was a child !

  3. Hari Om
    ...and that's YUM-YUM fromm YAM!!! Love any of the cabbages... for me? Am looking forward to a plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with lashings of salt and pepper. Oh yeah. It's the simple things in life...


  4. Hooray for you! I didn't know Kale was part of the Cabbage family. I love cabbage and it is a great veggie to ward off cancer.


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