Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! workshop on growing greens is coming up September 15

There is still time to register for the “Go for the Greens” workshop on Sept. 15, 2015, but don’t delay.

Wondering what to do you do with greens? There is still time to register for the “Go for the Greens” workshop, Sept. 15, 2015, as part of this year’s Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! workshop series. Kale has become popular as an ingredient for smoothies and as a snack such as kale chips, but what else can you make with it? How about Portuguese kale soup or kale slaw? Have you ever tried napa cabbage, gai lan or mizuna? There is great variety in Asian greens to use for stir fries, salads, soups and more. The humble cabbage has provided many homey meals for hungry families. Learn how to bring out the best in cabbage, swiss chard, collard greens and other “greens” with classic and less common recipes.

At the Go for Greens workshop, you’ll get to sample the results of dishes prepared in class and take home the recipes and more to try at home. We’ll also discuss how to grow the various greens in your garden and give you tips on food safety, preserving and storage of greens.

The class will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Ingham County Michigan State University Extension Nutrition Office, 5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing Michigan. To register, go to: Grow it, Cook it, Eat it! workshop series.

Other upcoming classes in the series include “Root for the Root Vegetables” on Sept. 29 and “Pumpkins and their Kin” on Nov. 17. Classes are $20 per person per session.

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