I'm back! After five weeks away from home, on the road, I'm finally home in Chattanooga. My time away was spent traveling to a few countries I haven't seen in years and a few that were new to me. As per usual I picked up lots of inspiration, especially for cooking, which brings me to my first set of recipes:
During one leg of my trip I found myself in the middle of a forestry in Rhynie, Scotland, staying in a 1960's caravan that had been stuck up in a tree and cooking my meals and a wood burning stove outside. In the evening we made campfire packs--foil packets stuffed with whatever local goodies we could find (in this case venison sausages, potatoes, herbs and mushrooms), and in the morning we shared our breakfast with Jake, the owner of the tumble-down farm on which the caravan is located. Jake is a gardener and along with his contribution of coffee and oat cakes, he also cooked some kale, freshly plucked from his wild vegetable garden. After cutting the tightly frilled leaves into ribbons with a knife, he sauteed them quickly with fresh garlic and as is the case for most things, the simplest preparations are the best, especially when you're good and hungry.
for each serving