Not a new veggie .. just new to our family. Kale is growing in abundance in our garden; getting picked sometimes twice a day. I never knew how good it could taste .. and only associated it with the curly variety used as a food prop to pretty up restaurant plates. I can think of many uses for this hardy green .. such as used in soups, stir-fries, sauteed ... and even as a delicious topping on homemade pizza (which we've baked up twice this week).
About ready to be picked are our June strawberries .. they're just turning red and have been covered to keep the birds from having a field day. Lettuce is growing and filling salad bowls .. along with radishes .. which have only had some success. Some of our onions are not doing well .. and am not sure why .. could be from planting in the raised beds .. as we've never had problems other than them going missing from voles. Speaking of the pesky creatures, here is a good link on trapping them . Looks easy enough to make the trap devices at home .. and will try it later this week. So far I haven't noticed too much missing from the garden .. and I know the voles are out there. Our raised beds lined with hardware cloth seem to be working.