From Local Flavors by Deborah Madison
-Soak 1½ cup dried red kidney beans for 4 hours or overnight.
-Drain the beans, cover them with plenty of cold water and bring to a boil.
-Remove any scum that rises to the surface, than add the following:
2 bay leaves
½ tsp thyme leave
3 chopped fresh garlic cloves
A big pinch of sea salt
-Lower the heat and simmer until tender, about 1½ hour.
-Chop up 1 bunch kale into 1 or 2 inch pieces and rinse well.
-Bring a few quarts of water to boil and add some salt and the kale.
-Simmer until tender, about 3-5 minutes then drain.
-Heat 2 TBS butter in a wide skillet.
-Add the kale and the beans with enough of the cooking liquid so that there’s plenty of sauce.
-Add 1 bunch chopped cilantro (keep a little of the chopped cilantro for garnish).
-Simmer together for at least 10 minutes, than serve garnished with crumbled feta cheese and the remaining cilantro.