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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Monumental kale chard



What was I thinking?
Of course this wasn't kale, it was chard.

Thanks to my free-floating editors Dave and Laura for helping me fix what posting before coffee wrought!

15 comments:

marja-leena said...

Just a note to say that I continue to enjoy your drawings and photos both. This one is particularly stunning, Lori.

Ed Maskevich said...

WHOA! This is one incredible image.

Laura said...

Honey, is that chard? I've got a bunch of that stuff to make a delicious casserole, a gratin with chard, pine nuts, feta, a few olives and a few golden raisins (not sure if there are raisins in the recipe.) I thought kale was all green, but I could be wrong, though I never have been before, of course.

Dave said...

You sure that ain't swiss chard?

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I don't care about the caption... (And I'm mostly a meat and carbs kinda girl, myself.) I'm just glad you haven't forsaken your camera for your pencils!
Lovely.

jarvenpa said...

Beautiful chard! I grow red chard just for the backlit glow (my partner hates to eat vegetables he personally knows, which kind of limits my pragmatic approach).

Larry Ayers said...

Backlit glow all right! I've grown that red-veined chard in a previous life and have used it in recipes similar to the one Laura described. Now I'm inspired, in this north Missouri ice-bound period, to try for some kale photos!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

The light runing through the veins, it looks like life!

charlie said...

A fine pic, lori.

polona said...

great backlit leaves!

lydia said...

pretty - I like both

Dave MacIntyre said...

Great detail colour and texture!

amber said...

This photo moves me Lori right in the pit of my stomac,
it speaks
Contrast colors contrast values contrast hard and soft lines it has everything

marly said...

What's this? No little chard-chewing worm, no suffering holes, no raggy edges? But the world is broken! Isn't it?

MB said...

Gorgeous.