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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-14-2020

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19 AT HOME MAY 14-20, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Kale salad is easy to make and good for you WOONSOCKET – Cindy Chomka grew up in Cumberland in a large Polish family with six chil- dren. "Food was always a big thing in a Polish family," Cindy said. But many of those traditional foods are not for a young kid's pallet. Such food as kale, cauliflower, cab- bages and pork on the bone were staples. Her Uncle Walter (her dad's cousin), of Vose Hardware, had large parties that featured the Polish fare, she recalled fondly. "When I got older, I began to really like these superfoods," Cindy said. Her recipe for kale salad is one she has perfected. It's so easy to remove the ribs (on the kale leaves). "I found the recipe online and the guy demonstrated how to do it and really talked it up," she said. The kale pieces do not have to be perfect; the secret is in the oil. "Kale is really hard to eat raw," she said. "And how many smooth- ies (with the green stuff) can you drink?" Since she does focus more on healthy eating at this age, and after a few failures using the air fryer to make kale chips, she gave this one a try. The problem with the kale chips was how short a shelf life they had. There was some moisture left in the chips no matter how long you dried them and unlike this kale salad, they would not last. The kale salad secret is in the way you use your hands to coat all sides of the leaves. "You really have to work in the oil," Cindy said. Once done, place it in a baggie and it will stay for a week or more in the fridge and it's still fresh. Cindy said, "Many would not care to eat kale, but pre- pared this way it's a big surprise!" "You know you have the best antivirals in your own cupboard?" Cindy asked. The three are thyme, rosemary and oregano. She makes a tea using oregano – one spoonful oregano to a cup of boiling water. Using natural herbs and accessible items makes good sense to her. Today, Cindy's four children are all grown up and during the COIVD-19 sheltering, she has been able to have daily visits with her daughter who has an infant. "There's always some- thing to do," she said. Her own life has become more manageable with the empty nest but she does recall a more harried time when all she asked (for housekeeping The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON Kale Salad Ingredients: 1 bunch kale 1 lime (or lemon) 3 tbsp. olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/3 - 1/2 cup roasted salted pea- nuts (or other nut) Directions: 1. Wash the kale, then trim the ribs off the kale leaves. 2. Cut the kale into bite-size pieces. 3. Place cut-up kale into a large bowl. Pour the oil onto kale and mush into the leaves with your hands being sure to work it into every piece. 4. Squeeze the lime (or lemon) over the kale. 5. Add garlic and peanuts. CINDY CHOMKA help) was that her children, "Throw it in the right direction!" This week's recipe is simple, easy to make and is very healthy. Enjoy! R.I. State Police launch State Trooper Story Time SCITUATE – Col. James M. Manni, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and director of the Department of Public Safety, has announced the launch of State Trooper Story Time, a new program where troop- ers are recorded reading favorite children's books and the videos are made available online for children to view. "The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented our troopers from visit- ing classrooms this spring and many of them truly missed that experience," said Manni. "State Trooper Story Time gives us the opportunity to participate in the state's distance learning efforts and encourage our youngest learners to develop a love for books." "The books were chosen by the troopers and represent their favorite books or ones they have enjoyed with their own children," said Corporal Heather Palumbo, coordinator of State Trooper Story Time. "We have an enthusiastic group of readers and some fun sur- prise guests lined up through the end of the school year." The videos will be released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 p.m., and will be posted on the Rhode Island State Police website at www.risp.ri.gov/gallery/story- time/index.php . Books are appro- priate for children in preschool through 4th grade and will include selections in English, Spanish and Portuguese. ACROSS 1. Seed part 7. Productive 13. Popular cocktail 14. Sausages 16. Western state 17. Natural desires 19. Defunct British automaker 20. Early media tycoon 22. Move from one place to another 23. Letter of Semitic abjads 25. Female birds 26. Umbrella brand 28. Delinquent 29. Tax collector 30. Cooking tool 31. Female sibling 33. Flat-topped hat 34. Angolan currency 36. Boardwalk candy 38. European nation 40. Leaflike part of palm 41. Removed with solvent 43. Uttered words 44. Unfashionable person 45. Disappointed 47. Controversial device in soccer 48. 007's creator 51. Pain 53. UCLA mascot 55. Razorbill 56. Turkic people 58. Mimic 59. Crime involving fire 60. And, Latin 61. A saponaceous quality 64. Dorm employee 65. Estate lands 67. States 69. They slow you down 70. Gets up DOWN 1. One or the other 2. Doc 3. Songs have them 4. Record of payment (abbr.) 5. Speak endlessly 6. American state 7. Digressions 8. Tell on 9. Brews 10. Belongs to the bottom layer 11. American ciga- rette brand 12. Legal voting age in US 13. Dish 15. Expelled air from the nose 18. Body art 21. Fierce, destruc- tive act 24. Bear bright yellow flowers 26. Japanese deli- cacy 27. Get off your feet 30. Male organs in some inverte- brates 32. __, so good 35. Cleverness 37. Protest yacht 38. Anesthetized 39. Mollified 42. Touch lightly 43. Diego, Francisco, Anselmo 46. Some windows have them 47. National capital 49. Squirrels like them 50. Grandmothers 52. Painter's tool 54. News organiza- tion 55. __ and thesis: musical term 57. Famed activist Parks 59. __ Spumante (Italian wine) 62. A number or amount not specified 63. Body part 66. Of I 68. Old English Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 22. Do you know someone celebrating a June Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for JUNE will be printed on June 4, 2020. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, May 29, 2020. Send in the name of someone with his or her June birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. 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