EatInEatOut Summer 2015 - Page 65

Bacon Kale Potatoe Salad My blog is a collection of recipes I make for my family. I am always experimenting, so recipes range from good old home style cooking to trying my hand at gourmet meals. My late Grandmother inspired me greatly, she was a lady of simple means that lived on the farm, grew an enormous garden, baked the most delicious bread and grew the most beautiful flowers. When my son moved away from home to attend University he encouraged me to start blogging so he would have an online recipe book to learn how to cook for himself. I came up with the name for my blog from combining two of my passions - cooking and painting. I have a studio in my house that in addition to being my sanctuary for painting has also become my photo studio and a storage place for my ever growing collection of food props! 2 lbs baby new potatoes 1 cup fresh cooked corn 6-10 slices bacon 1 bunch fresh Kale chopped (3 cups, rib center removed) 2 cloves garlic (roasted) 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 1/2 cup red onion diced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp fresh dill salt and pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cut potatoes into bite size pieces. In large bowl, toss together potatoes and olive oil. Spread potatoes and garlic cloves (unpeeled) on to cookie sheet lined with foil. Bake 30 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally to brown all sides. While potatoes are baking fry bacon until crisp, cut into pieces. In separate skillet melt butter, add kale and cook over medium heat until kale is tender and turns vibrant green. In medium size bowl mix together, parmesan cheese, red onion, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, fresh dill; cover and refrigerate until potatoes are done. When potatoes and garlic are done, remove skin from garlic, mash and stir into dressing. In large bowl combine together potatoes, corn, bacon and kale. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 65