Last year you couldn’t escape quinoa. It was everywhere. The new “it” food. Like most fads, I didn’t like it. I tried it. It disappointed me.
A new year a new hot food. This year’s star – Kale. Up until recently kale had never made it’s way onto my plate. But hey, I’m always up for trying new things and when we spotted some fresh kale at the Farmer’s Market recently I thought what the heck.
Now, as I said, I’ve never even tried kale let alone cook it. But I’m pretty darn confident in the kitchen so I was up for the challenge. From what I have gleaned on Pinterest over recent months kale chips are the way to go. Seriously I am sure I have seen at least 50 kale chips pins. It’s apparently all the rage.
So I hit the google and found a recipe. Olive oil, salt, bake. Pretty basic stuff. My husband questioned why I wasn’t taking any pictures. “Aren’t you going to blog it?” No sense blogging something that has been done to death.
The timer dinged. I eagerly took the now delicate, crispy little leaves out of the oven and set them aside to cool. I’m going to be honest and let you know I was in no panic to try them. I just didn’t have high expectations. Despite the 5,011 comments I’ve read about how awesome they are.
Then came the moment of truth. I picked a decent sized leaf and took a bite. It was about a million times worse than I imagined. I thought salt and olive oil could make almost anything taste good. I was wrong. You could deep fry these things in pancake batter, drizzle them with honey and coat them in powdered sugar and they would still be vile.
You’re drunk Pinterest. Go home.