The tops of the kale plants have started popping up!
Unlike fully matured kale, you don't have to discard the tough center stalks before cooking - because there are none! Just cut them into 1-2 inch pieces. Remember, these suckers shrink when you cook them.
These tips are still hardy and can stand with sweet potatoes as a whole meal. I served this dish with crusty bread, because I live in Indiana and cannot get enough carbs. I would die on the Atkins diet.