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Welcome to my page of quotations about leafy greens, salad greens, leaf vegetables, or whatever edible greens are called in your part of the world. Enjoy the quotes, and eat green!
Ten years ago nobody ate kale. Then someone (probably a kale farmer or Satan) discovered that kale had some health benefits, and off kale went. Now we are in the middle of a full-fledged kale trend or, as I call it, a kale epidemic. There are kale chips, kale shakes, and even kale salads. I don't know much about grammar, but I think kale salad is what they call a "double negative." ~Jim Gaffigan, "Whole Foods Nation," Food: A Love Story, 2014
For happy health, fuel yourself with dreams and greens. ~Terri Guillemets
H-hi. I'm Kale.
Begone leaf of Lucifer!!
~Jane Zei, The Pigeon Gazette, 2015
Steakhouses are really the perfect environment for eating a steak — dimly lit, covered in dark wood, and decorated with a combination of red leather and red leather. They always seem like throwbacks to another era. A time when kale was just a weed in your backyard. ~Jim Gaffigan, "Steak: The Manly Meat," Food: A Love Story, 2014 [a little altered
Verses of veggies
poems of fruit
dotted with seeds
raw green rhymes
in melodious bodies
Greens too have a complex history in the South. They were something that people could go and gather after working a long shift at the factory. So although greens were one of the earlier items to be canned and sold, people didn't choose to spend their grocery money on them when they first had money to do so. "Greens can be seen as a protest against the time clock that industrialization introduced," Engelhardt says. "Gathering greens served as a means for both men and women to resist new factory and mine-driven gender roles, as a walk in the woods did not involve company scrip or time clock." ~Vivé Griffith, "You Are What You Eat: Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt studies how your food choices can carry stories of race, class and culture," 2005
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. ~Author unknown
When commercially cultivated, this arugula tastes pleasantly nippy. The mature arugula sold at farmer's markets or homegrown turns startlingly hot as the summer goes on, becoming wasabi-sharp. When it bolts, cream-white flowers appear that are heavenly heat bombs. ~Dana Jacobi, The Power Greens Cookbook: 140 Delicious Superfood Recipes, 2015
If you don't know what's meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
She is fond of greens who kisses the gardener. ~Author unknown
Lettuce, greens and celery, though much eaten, are worse than cabbage, being equally indigestible without the addition of condiments. Besides, the lettuce contains narcotic properties. It is said of Galen, that he used to obtain from a head of it, eaten on going to bed, all the good effects of a dose of opium. ~William Andrus Alcott, The Young House-keeper: or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery, 1838
Green tastes like life, feels like energy, looks like peacefulness, smells like earth's love, sounds like vibrant health (your body listens well). Eat your greens, go wild for greens, play in green, weave green into your colorful daily existence! ~Terri Guillemets, "Go wild for greens," 2008