Snack Time: Little C’s Kale Chips


You want to make WHAT? And yes, your sister was quite determined this week-end morning to make kale chips. I did have a bunch of kale in the fridge, no, I did not need to use the kitchen that very moment, so why would I have a problem with that?  I have to tell you Izzy, than once made, I could not keep my hands off these chips!

Little C is keen that we continue to include as many of the ‘superfoods‘ in our diet as possible. She made a great contribution with this snack!


  • 1 bunch kale
  • ¼ cup dry yeast
  • 4 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Line two pastry sheets with baking paper, and turn oven to bake setting, on 160 degrees celsius.
  2. Cut the stems off the kale leaves, including the spine. A nice clean pair of scissors will do the trick neatly. Cut the leaves into pieces.
  3. Wash the leaves and dry them thoroughly.
  4. In a large and shallow bowl, mix all the ingredients together to form a nice loose paste.
  5. Drop a few leaves at a time into the bowl and ‘massage’ the leaves lightly, coating them well with the paste.
  6. Lay the leaves on the baking tray.
  7. Pop the trays into the oven, bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, turn the leaves over gently ; they will be crisping up at this stage so handle carefully.
  9. Bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with a cocktail, beer or a cold white wine ; delicious!

IMG_2715IMG_2720IMG_2724IMG_2731IMG_2696It’s the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere, and today certainly felt like the onset of summer: warm sunny skies and a scent in the air of flowers. The garden, green all winter,  is stirring. buds are popping up on everything- the wisteria, the agapanthus, and gardenia. I’m glad to hear you had a lovely time in Lorne this week-end. IMG_2706IMG_2735IMG_2726

1 thought on “Snack Time: Little C’s Kale Chips

  1. john had an idea just like this using caldo Nero isn’t that “Tuscan Cale?!) and mentioned it to one of the brothers at Fratellie Paradiso and quick as a flash they made it with an anchovy dipping sauce! fantastic C! how is she traveling with HSC trials and tribulations?

    we are with you in Spirit Love to the family,

    Wendy John Eliza Pluto and Marz

    hope you got My thanks for thinking of kitten minders, but we’re all set with neighbors!

    Sent from my iPad

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