Cavolo Nero, Three Times

I constantly hear about how good kale is for you and wanted to try some other varieties so in this weeks shopping I popped a large bag of Cavolo Nero, also known as ‘Black Tuscan Kale’ and ‘Dinosaur Kale’.  It is packed full of nutritional goodness so I was looking forward to trying it.

For breakfast on Friday I stir fried cavolo nero with mushrooms and onions.

cavolo nero and mushromsTopped with scrambled egg.  Very good.
cavolo nero and egFriday was a delightfully sunny day.  Shame I was working.
Buddha and Orchid In fact I was very busy on Friday and for lunch I made a very simple meal; I had a huge bowlful of cavolo nero which I gently fried in butter and then topped with Gruyere.  Gruyere and cavolo nero compliment each other perfectly.  This simple meal took about 15 minutes to think about, prepare and then cook.cavolo nero and Gruyere Lunch today was a big bowlful of leftovers from the fridge, including the last of the cavolo nero and some carrots and broccoli.cavolo nero, carrots and broccoli There was a good sized portion of last weekends roast pork which I fried with the cavolo nero in coconut oil.cavolo nero and roast pork Served with carrots, broccoli, brown basmati rice and some egg which I cooked with soy sauce.  Delicious.  We are all cavolo nero fans which is praise indeed as my menfolk are not usually enthusiastic about green leafy vegetables.cavolo nero stir fry3 It was much colder than I expected today which I really noticed when I walked the dogs over the road this morning.  A lot of the woodland has been sold and the owners are beginning to mark their territory. Provate woods I do hope we can continue to ramble through these charming woods which we have enjoyed for many years.H and I over road It is looking like it will be a good season for bluebells.bluebells growingA walk in the crisp Spring sunshine is a lovely way to start the day.
rosy cheeks In the garden there has been some good progress this week.  The greenhouse is mainly full of flowers rather than vegetables.  These are mainly sweet peas plus some penstemons and dahlias.greenhouse 22-3-14 I have someone coming tomorrow to help start to transform the vegetable garden which will include adding some much needed rabbit proof fencing.veg garden 22-3-14 2 Plus more raised beds, a new greenhouse and a fruit cage.   veg garden 22-3-14 I have so many plans for this year.  The bean poles, pea sticks and raspberry canes are all ready and waiting.Raspberry canes and bean poles

I may even grow some cavolo nero.

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Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Cavolo Nero, Three Times

  1. Lucy Murphy says:

    Don’t forget about your rose garden in all your garden planning. x

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