Tuesday 20 March 2012

Tuscan Kale Salad-Chef Michael Stebner

 Inside the elegant shopping and entertainment district known as Scottsdale Quarter is a wide array of restaurants. Each restaurant features unique concepts to attract every kind of Scottsdale passerby, it can only be described as a foodie’s dream come…true. And True Food Kitchen is a prime example of both the quality, creativity that can be found in the Quarter.
 Outside, a patio offers comfortable seating as well as traditional tables. Fabric panels with clear plastic windows help keep heat from fire pits and heaters inside the patio on chilly winter nights. Back inside, an open kitchen is adorned with bins filled to overflowing with the bright colors of lemons, oranges, limes, pineapple and more. From these, True Food squeezes their own juices for a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as accompaniments to some of their entrees. Look closely and you will see that the kitchen is devoid of fryers and microwaves which underscores their health conscious, green-friendly concept.
 My guests and I have never been disappointed!
Photo credit Arizona Foothills-photo shop- SWCWJ


Tuscan Kale Salad
Chef Michael Stebner
  • 4-6 cups Kale, loosely packed, sliced leaves
        of Italian black (Lacinato, “dinosaur,” cavolo nero)
        midribs removed
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3-4 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, mashed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Hot Red Pepper Flakes, to taste
  • 2/3 cup grated Pecorino Toscano cheese
        (Rosselino variety if you can find it) or other
        flavorful grating cheese such as
        Asiago or Parmesan
  • ½ cup freshly made Bread Crumbs from
        lightly toasted bread

Tuscan Kale Salad Directions
Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes. Pour over kale in serving bowl and toss well. Add 2/3 of the cheese and toss again. Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese.

                                      Double Irish Chain

My choice for the Double Irish Chain class. The center chain will be the pink plaid, the outer chain is the grey dot and the background is pink swirl.


This is a wall quilt size: Outer chain is the dark blue, center chain is the light blue and the background is the pink
 Double Irish Chain Quilt: Yardage
Wall Quilt- 31X31 without borders        Baby Quilt-37"X52" w/o border              
Center Chain- 3/4 yard                        3/4 yard                   2 1/4 yard
Outer Chain- 1 yard                             1 1/4 yard                3 yard
Back ground- 1 1/8 yard                      1 1/2 yard                 3 3/4 yard
Queen- 70"X90"
center chain- 2 1/4 yard
outer chain- 3 yard
background-3 3/4 yard
 *Borders will require extra fabric, so buy extra, beyond what I have posted. To give you an idea:
Queen: 1/2 yard for a 2 1/2" cut- 2" finish
            1 yard for a 4 1/2 " cut- 4" finish
             Binding- 1 1/4 yard
  * Rotary equipment makes this go fast. Omni grid 24" ruler, mat and rotary blade.                      


  1. I loved the corned beef! Delicious.

  2. Thanks for posting the kale salad...love healthy!!

  3. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the corned beef! I have had several comment on the healthy salad today! I hope to have something for everyone! Enjoy!


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