kale chips

summary: kale chips; magnetic poetry for spring: RePoWriMo; today’s poem; (click on image for larger view)

collard greens Where was it that we first saw (or heard) someone say that kale chips are the new potato chips? Apparently, once you’ve had kale chips, you’ll choose them before potato chips (or “crisps”, if you prefer).

And not so long ago, we came across this notion again on Shauna’s (Gluten Free Girl) site:

These kale chips have a strange, mesmerizing texture. Want to know what it is? Potato chips. When you cook them just long enough, before they brown and taste bitter, the leaves shatter between your teeth. […] For a moment, you might think you are eating potato chips. […]These days, I prefer this to potato chips, any time.

– Shauna, ‘baked kale chips’, glutenfreegirl.com

We decided we had to try kale chips!

We really like kale in bubbly squeak but had never tried making chips out of it before. While the photo doesn’t really show how crispy the kale gets, it is quite crispy but still a little chewy. The flavour? A little iron-like yet not unpleasant. Quite good really.

But whoever it was who said that kale chips can replace potato chips is mistaken….

Here’s the method we followed:

We omitted the paprika and garlic mentioned in Shauna’s recipe. Hmmm, perhaps we need to try making kale chips again.

But before we do that, excuse me will I compose today’s Magnetic Poetry. Don’t forget to write yours too! :-)

magnetic poetryRePoWriMo 2011

Have I mentioned how much I like magnetic poetry? (Hint: I confess that it’s a little more than kale chips.)

Here are your tiles for round 4 in alphabetical order:

bed cool diamond egg head
ing is it languid mother
must s sweat them they
though to who why with

For how to play, please see the Magnetic Poetry Rules. For more information about RePoWriMo, please read the following:


Of course, you will want to compose your poem(s) before seeing what I did. Here is mine using the above words

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