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Kale and Potato Soup

1 pound of kale-remove stems and cut into 1/4 inch ribbons

 1 medium onion

 2 garlic cloves chopped

 3 T olive oil

 1 pound of small red potatoes-1/2' diced

 6 c. chicken or vegetable stock

 1 t. salt

 Crushed thyme, rosemary, sage, whole cloves, bay leaves, black pepper and cayenne to taste.

 OPTIONAL:

1/2 pound of sliced spicy sausage

 

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in large sauce pan. Add kale, potatoes, seasoning and stock. Simmer until tender-45 minutes to one hour. Fry sausage, drain, and add to soup. Cook for 10 more minutes. Tastes especially good if served with cornbread.