There are lots of reasons to love collard greens, aside from their excellent flavor, their meltingly tender texture after cooking and their versatility in many different dishes. The fact is, they are one of the true super foods of the egetable world, offering prodigious amounts of natural ingredients that have been shown to support and improve eye health, among other things. Frequently eating collards can reduce the risk of developing age related macular degeneration and cataracts, for example. Naturally low in calories, salt and fat, they boast high levels of vitamins A, B, C, and are rich in calcium, beta carotene and fiber, among many other nutrients and superb characteristics. When you eat collards, you're getting your vitamins in Mother Nature's original package! But even so, best of all, they just plain taste good! In fact, The Collard Patch will expand your idea of what green cuisine can be, with recipes for everything from Collard Crepes for breakfast to Jamaican Collard Stew for supper and Apple Collard Raisin Pie for dessert. --Dorothy Reinhold, recipe developer, Cut n Clean Greens
If the title of The Collard Patch summons visions of warm, sunny days, a beautiful table set in the solarium or sun room of a charming country home a home situated in a verdant, pastoral setting with meandering varieties of vividly colored flowers, you're getting the picture. Simply add to this scene you and friends sitting at this table, while mixed aromas of hot corn bread, and the unmistakable fragrance of hot collard greens and a baked apple pie are wafting into the room. Your host, a busy cook is coming in and out of the room, setting one tempting, mouth watering entree after another on the table before you. As she scutters in and out the room, your eyes look beyond the tall French door style windows onto a patch of neatly planted rows of large, leafy rosettes of something favoring cabbage, but with much darker leaves. Oh, that's the collard patch over there. Your host now enters the room, and with flushed excitement takes her seat nearest the entryway to the kitchen as both she, coauthor Paul Elliott, you, and other friends await the blessings upon the food and the first palate pleasing delights of collard greens, cornbread and all the country trimmings. You have just met the delightful and ever gracious host, Mary Cheatham, and marketing genius and author Paul Elliott, co authors of The Collard Patch. A simple browse through the pages of this wonderfully warm and enchanting book will transport you, as it has me, to the scene or scenes like the one described above. The only difference being, that as you prepare the incredibly delicious recipes that grace the pages of this uniquely written story book of recipes, you become the host, setting your easily duplicated entrees before your own friends. Never mind the fact that you may not be serving your dishes in a country setting ...the foo --Carolyn Forche, Author, Colors Come From God Just Like Me
The Collard Patch is gorgeous. Not only is it attractive, I love the lay out and the themes. The stories make the recipes come alive. I love my cookbook. Now if I could just cook. --Beth Boswell Jacks, Author of Snippets
From the Publisher
The Collard Greens Experience
Read The Collard Patch.
You will be . . . · Blessed by the memories of a callow youth in Collard Country · Informed about the process of growing, gathering, cooking, and eating collards · Enlightened by intriguing ways to cook cornbread
The Collard Patch is full of the gastronomic joy of Louisiana and Texas. Everywhere we go, people are trying to duplicate the pleasurable tastes we cook here. We are sharing La Cuisine Texianne with you in this book.
Cook these recipes.
You will enjoy your accomplishment. If you are not accustomed to eating collards, you will soon discover that you have missed incredibly tasty flavor. You will find yourself looking for collards every time you go to the grocery store.
Good luck shopping! The shelves labeled "collards" in the frozen food section are often empty. Try some of the lovely prepackaged fresh collards. If your store does not have these, demand them!
Eat this foodone of the worlds healthiest vegetables!
You will be satisfied by the work of your hands. Your body will benefit from vitamins A, B, and C; calcium; beta-carotene; and fiber in a marvelous natural food free of fat and low in carbohydrates. Collards and olive oil (so healthy!) are a blissful match.
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We are simultaneously publishing two cookbook readers: · The Collard Patch · Flavored with Love, Third Edition
Buy several of each. Keep some on hand to give as wedding gifts, holidays that slip up on you, and times when you simply want to say, "I love you."
Write MaryAndPaul@CollardLovers.com with your recipes!
"Send us your recipes, stories, and suggestions. You may be our guest in a future edition. Be sure to e-mail us and select your free gift. You will love what we have for you," say Cheatham and Elliott
Collard green cuisineexperience it!
If you think you dont like collards, you havent tasted our collards!