Notes from the Lake

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We joined Sous Chef David Brister for Irish delicacies Kale and Potato Soup and Beer Braised Cabbage. Enjoy the recipes below.

KALE AND POTATO SOUP

Ingredients:
• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
• 1 cup small diced carrots
• 1 pound yellow or white potatoes, peeled and small diced
• 4 cups chicken stock
• 2 cups vegetable stock
• 1/2 tsp fresh sage
• 1/2 tsp fresh thyme
• 3 cups chopped kale

Directions:

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Below are some helpful hints to keep your heart healthy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

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Purple “Graffiti” cauliflower and chartreuse green Romanesco broccoli are adding a crispy, sweet crunch to our salad bar. Enjoy these winter garden favorites steamed, roasted, baked and in soups and stews. The spiky spiral shaped Romanesco is actually a broccoli but grows more like a cauliflower. Both are heart healthy and good sources of fiber.

Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, washed and leaves trimmed
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2…