It’s early June and the kale that was planted in April is now big and beautiful but has not yet turned leathery or bitter with heat. My favorite kale for this time of year is the Lacinato or Dinosaur kale but I have some curly as well. (In the fall, I love the red kale after it has survived a frost and is coarse and sweet).
The snap and snow peas are in their heyday- almost leaping off the vines in exuberance to be eaten. The thing with fresh is that they never hold- I know, you can buy them in supermarkets or frozen but there is just no substitute for the sugary crunch of eating them straight off the vine. If you do happen to have too many to eat in the garden, consider this seasonal sauté: