Seared Scallops with Bacon and Kale

I think one of my favorite past times has to be strolling through Whole Foods and seeing the variety of produce and seafood available that day. Over the weekend, while doing such activity, I saw the best scallops sitting in the seafood counter! It was hard to walk away and not pick any up. To me, the key to a really good scallop is the texture, it has to be firm, with a slight give if you press into it; there has to be no odor to the scallop and…

Sausage and Kale Soup for a Cold Night

For the past 2 days, it’s been incredibly cold and blustery here in the DC area. All I want to do in the evenings is curl up under my blanket with a good book and a big bowl of comfort food! So earlier today, I stumbled on a slow cooker Tuscan bean, sausage and kale soup from one of my fellow Twitter foodies, Eating Deliciously. I quickly realized after looking at her recipe that there’s no way I’d have time to make this in the slow cooker and be ready…