Home again, home again, jiggity jig.
Le Tour de Kale (aka my America vacation) continues with part deux in Pittsburgh – my hometown. While I talk a lot about New York and my very formative, early-adult years in the Big Apple, I was still raised in the Steel City. I like the Steelers, occasionally will eat a Primanti’s sandwich (if you don’t know what this is, please check it out), and feel offended when Heinz ketchup is not offered.
The BEST part of being home is the stunning garden at my parents’ house. My dad is of Italian descent and has truly has an Italian green-thumb. What started as a small, side garden back in 1996 has now grown to a mini-farm that is our entire back yard. My parents rarely have to buy any produce the entire summer. Everything is organic. I’m proud and jealous.
It’s suburban. Normal. American (well, maybe not American but what I know and grew up with in America). And that garden is contributing to a lot of kale dishes this week!
Speaking of exciting kale updates … my husband – The Kale Man – had a nice chat with Madame Mustard this week and the kale is growing and our rendezvous with Monsieur Vincennes is still set for August 17!