Cream of Broccoli-Kale Soup


4 tablespoons butter
1-2 scallions or 1/2 onion chopped
1 small head broccoli, chopped
1/2 bunch kale, midribs removed and leaves chopped
2-4 cups of chicken broth
sour cream
salt and pepper

Stir-fried Broccoli


2 Tbls cooking oil
½ lb. broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
1/3 cup water

Heat oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until hot. Add ginger, garlic and cayenne and cook for 10 seconds. Add broccoli and salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add water and stir-fry until broccoli is tender and water is evaporated, about 4 minutes. If water evaporates before broccoli is tender, add a little more water and keep stir-frying. Makes 2-4 servings.


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