Reflections and a Glance Ahead

It’s 2 a.m. I chill the ice cream canister, pay some bills, and check if our borrowed puppy peed the floor.

Sadly, not our dog.

(Sadly, not our dog.)

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Leftovers, for Much Later


Leftovers. Some of us happily eat them, leaving others to bemoan the repetition. For the naysayers, leftovers are punishment cloaked as resourcefulness, turkey sauced with guilt.

At Purple Kale, of course, I see leftovers as possibilities, playgrounds to experiment with new forms. But even I have little energy to do more than take a fork to a container of cold stuffing. When leftovers linger beyond two days, I turn them into dishes I can freeze for the future. Like soup. Click here to read more »