March 13, 2020

What you see: A white capsule on the underside of your kale leaf
What it is: The cocoon of a pupating insect
Eat or toss: Flick off the cocoon, give the kale a good rinse and proceed with dinner

The story:
Certain types of insects go through several distinct stages: the...

December 15, 2019

What you see: A greenish brownish, maybe wet "dirt" on your kale leaves
What it is: Caterpiller poop
Eat or toss:  If the kale is otherwise healthy looking, give it a gooooooood rinse, and then eat. Trim off any nibbled on areas. If the caterpillars have really sabotag...

February 16, 2017

As long as they aren't the woody variety, stems can be so wildly versatile and are an excellent base for pesto.

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