Collard Greens

Oh my my….my friend Becky just sent me these pictures of the collards she’s cooking up today. A co-worker from the Tampa Bay area gave them to her; they were grown with the help of the Pinellas County Extension Office Master Gardeners, and they’re all organic. No pesticides on these babies!

Becky washed the leaves and stripped away the stems…

….then got out a recipe and some bacon and onions for seasoning. She’s making Kickin’ Collard Greens, a recipe from, that uses black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes for the “kick.”


This is where the pictures end. But you can bet she’s sitting down to a good dinner tonight. I’m enjoying them–in my imagination, at least–with a big glass of cold buttermilk.

Beck, thanks for sharing!