Toasting nuts always brings out the flavour, and adding maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness. Substitute pecans, if you prefer.
Maple Toasted Walnut and Pear Salad
Garlic-Braised Kale and Corn
If the kale leaves are particularly large or seem tougher than usual, remove the centre rib of the kale leaves, as well as the stems.
Warm Spinach and Apple Salad
Prepared this way, the glazed apple slices taste almost like nectarines. A nifty salad trick.