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Kale season

Our British grown kale is now in season and available to buy in single variety 1kg or mixed variety 2kg boxes.   We have green, white, purple and black (cavolo nero) varieties.  This versatile brassica, from the cabbage family is rightly known as a superfood being virtually fat free and rich in folic acid and the anti-oxidant lutein as well as vitamins A, K & C.  It’s high calcium content is also good news for vegans and dairy free diets too.

Kale can be used in a wide range of dishes, from stir frying to boiling or steaming and also raw in smoothies and salads.   This versatility lends itself to many cuisines including Italian and Asian inspired dishes.

Favourite quick and easy to cook kale tips:

For a healthy nutrient rich snack, drizzle kale with extra virgin olive oil, add some sea salt and bake in the oven until crispy and dry.

Heat the oil in a large wok, then add 200g kale and a couple tbsp water. Season, then stir-fry for 5-8 mins, adding 2 cloves of garlic and a sliced and de-seeded chilli for the final 2 mins. When the kale is tender and a vibrant green, remove from the heat and serve as a delicious side dish.

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