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.
Topped with scrambled egg. Very good.
Friday was a delightfully sunny day. Shame I was working.
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. Lunch today was a big bowlful of leftovers from the fridge, including the last of the cavolo nero and some carrots and broccoli. There was a good sized portion of last weekends roast pork which I fried with the cavolo nero in coconut oil. 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. 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. I do hope we can continue to ramble through these charming woods which we have enjoyed for many years. It is looking like it will be a good season for bluebells.A walk in the crisp Spring sunshine is a lovely way to start the day.
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. I have someone coming tomorrow to help start to transform the vegetable garden which will include adding some much needed rabbit proof fencing. Plus more raised beds, a new greenhouse and a fruit cage. I have so many plans for this year. The bean poles, pea sticks and raspberry canes are all ready and waiting.
I may even grow some cavolo nero.