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Kale pine nut pesto is a great dish to fit kale into your diet. JESSICA KARLEY/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Hail to kale: Use this leafy green in pesto, smoothies

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This summer, I have decided to make my first attempt at growing kale. The hardy, green leaves will make a nice addition to my backyard, and it’s easy to grow.


It thrives in the cooler climates and gets a slightly sweeter flavor after a light frost. Of course, you can find kale in most major grocery stores, but it’s always fun to see what you can grow on your own.

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