Last night at sundown, I went out to the garden and picked snow peas, lettuce, and collard greens in advance of some freezing temperatures that are forecast for tonight. The collards might have been fine through the cold night, but the lettuce would probably be mush, so I picked both.
We are looking at possible low 20's / high teen temps!
The lettuce went in the fridge, but the greens went into a wok with a splash of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splitz of Tony C's cajun spice.
These collard leaves were young with small stalks, so I just tossed them in whole and wokked their world.
The greens were scrumptiously fresh with a wonderful blend of tender leaves and mildly crunchy stems.
They were a great accompaniment to my homemade chicken noodle soup, because I don't put ANY vegetables in it.
Bay leaf ... not really a vegetable now, is it?
Splash of wine.
Here's a gratuitous glimpse of Bear.
He is not food, just cute.