Kale pesto and sweet potato pasta (and my thoughts on canned chickpeas)

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I love kale.  And lucky for me, it’s a vegetable that enjoys Maine’s soil and seasons.  Unfortunately, it seems that many of my fellow farmers’ market go-ers also love kale and other greens, because there’s been an absolute dearth in recent weeks – even months.  So I’ve broken down (many times…) and bought kale from the grocery store, but at least it’s organic (important because kale is on the infamous dirty dozen list), it’s from a Massachusetts company (Olivia’s Organics), and it’s grown in the US.  I’ll save why I eat local for another post… Continue reading