Having a husband from the "true south" I've become quite accustomed to greens; collards, mustard and kale. James grew up in Florence, South Carolina, though his family has roots in Tampa dating back to the 1880's. James traveled with his grandparents and mother who were all in academia and they moved from Tampa to Florence in the late 1970's, moving back to Tampa in 1984. It was his stint in South Carolina that gave him a fondness for greens.
For as long as we've been married (13 years!!) he's been buying greens, but over the past few years as I taken over most of the cooking responsibilities the greens he's bought have stayed untouched in the fridge. There is just something so foreboding about a giant bunch of greens looming in my fridge. They intimidate me. I can't explain it. They just do. I look at them, and I'm just flabbergasted.
But that all changed when I discovered Nature's Greens produced by WP Rawl out of, you guessed it, South Carolina.
Natures Green's provides me with triple washed, cut, and bagged greens, available in either a one or two pound bag. They offer many choices including turnip greens, and a greens blend, but I've been enjoying the kale, collards, and mustard greens. My 9 year old daughter made kale chips one night. You can find my recipe HERE.
I also made Italian Wedding Soup with the Kale, and that was super yummy. All 3 of my kids took it in their Thermos for lunch at least 2 days!
And the collards and mustard greens I've been making with a chicken base, seasoning, and James' special ingredient....BALSAMIC vinegar. It cuts the bitterness from the greens and makes them totally palatable.
But you can do so much more with Natures Green's. YOU CAN DRINK THEM!! I haven't attempted to drink my greens yet, but I want to. Really, I do. And I will. One day. But I know a lot of you do already drink your greens, so you should enter the Natures Green's Pin to Win Contest!!
If you live in Florida, you can find Natures Green's at:
- Sweetbay (if you are lucky enough to live in an area that still has a Sweetbay around...most of ours have gone bye-bye!!)
- Winn Dixie
You can also follow WP Rawl on Facebook to stay connected! They post recipes, infografs, and all sorts of cool stuff! Like this great tidbit here! Love this!
Do you like greens? Which one is your favorite? How do you like to prepare it? Do you drink it or cook it, or both?