They’re the easiest thing in the world to make. Wash the kale, tear bite sized pieces from the stem, place on a cookie sheet, spray with olive oil from an oil mister, dust with fine seat salt and roast in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. This is pretty much what I’ve had to eat today.
After brunch last Sunday, we picked up a few fun items from the Pike Place Market. One of the best parts about the Market is that it’s energy, life and color is ever present. It doesn’t take perfect weather to make a perfect day at the Market. I actually prefer going once it’s cooled off and the crowds aren’t quite so dense. The only part that makes me a little sad is when the flowers vendors start selling dried flowers instead of fresh. If it hasn’t happened already, it will any day now.
Last weekend they were doing construction to a section normally housing some produce and flower stalls, so the vendors were forced outside. Though the weather was cool, the sun was shining on Sunday. I think the vendor selling the chile ristras actually benefitted from being outside. The colors of the chiles in the sun were absolutely beautiful.
In addition to the bunch of kale, we also picked up a few more fun goods.
Next door to the Seatown Rotisserie and Grill, Tom Douglas has his Seatown Snackbar where you can have a snack, buy take-out or some of his retail products and other food stuffs. Incidentally, I hate the term “food stuffs.” That’s a post for another time, though. We picked up a jar of his chicken rub and a couple jars of his Rub With Love seasoned snack mix. We also made a visit to Uli’s Sausage and purchased a few brats. These were meant to be tonight’s dinner, but will have to wait until tomorrow night. I’ve only tried to make brats on two other occasions and it wasn’t what I (or anyone) would call a success. Here’s hoping there’s a little Pike Place Market magic in this batch to compensate for my lack of skill!