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Let The CSA Season Commence…

We are celebrating Week 1 of the 2017 CSA program (Community Supported Agriculture) at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!  Our friends at Just Natural Farms manage the CSA program here, providing weekly doses of local area farm-fresh goodness.  They offer half or full boxes of CSA produce and other farm treats (like eggs!), and you can choose a Wednesday or Saturday pick-up. Click here for more information about the program.

One of the items included in this first week’s CSA box was kale. How can you use it, you ask?  Well, we suggest you try this fresh and delicious summer salad…

Massaged Kale & Mango SaladMassaged Kale & Mango Salad

  • 1 bunch kale, stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced, divided
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup)
  • About 2 tablespoons pepitas, roasted (or pumpkin seeds)

In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of the juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside while you make the dressing.

In a small bowl, whisk remaining juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the remaining 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms and you like how it tastes.


If you’re interested in more information or subscribing for the Just Natural Farms CSA program, click here.



Sink Your Teeth Into A Cubano!

Cuban FlagWe’re celebrating our newfound return to Cuba this week with our Heavenly Havana! Tuesday Lunch menu.  From 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, stop by The Culinary Center of Kansas City in Downtown Overland Park to enjoy:

Authentic Cubano Sandwich
(roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, house-made pickles and mustard on sourdough)

Caribbean Coleslaw with Pineapple

Crunchy Chips

Island Mango Chamoy Popsicle
Wait… come again?  Chamoy? What’s that, you ask?
Chamoy is a Mexican sauce has a sweet, sour, spicy and tangy flavor. It adds a punch to the sweet mango in the popsicle!
We’ve peaked your interest, admit it.  Stop by Tuesday Lunch @ The Culinary Center to check out this fantastic lunch for $12!