For the pickled mushrooms: 3 ounces shimeji mushrooms, stems trimmed, rinsed 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic peeled 1/2 sprig thyme 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed 1/2 cup mushroom stock 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar Salt For the onion puree: 1 large onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup whole milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the eggs: 4 eggs 4 thin slices pancetta To serve: Eggs, from above 1 ounce butter Pickled mushrooms; from above, strained 2 cups fiddlehead ferns; cleaned, blanched 1/2 cup chicken jus 1/2 cup onion puree, from above 1 bunch curly kale
, stemmed, cut into 1-inch-thick strips Finely chopped tarragon Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For my main course I went for Brian's Black Beef, fillet steak with oxtail and potato terrine, wilted curly kale
, carrots, salsify and roasted shallots, while Marie-Pierre chose grilled fillet of halibut with pine nut crust, puy lentil casserole, parsnips, red chard and Snowdonia oyster mushroom sauce.
Sure to be popular for mains are the grilled Scottish Sirloin steak and new season's hake or customers can savour the braised pork shoulder medallions, while for vegetarians there is a tasty leek risotto, all accompanied by fresh, spring vegetables such as curly kale
and roasted beetroot.
Produce including strawberries, potatoes, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, leeks and curly kale
used to be trucked 140 miles to Bristol and back.
Sales of curly kale
or green cabbage, which is normally available from September to December, remained high until the end of March, rising to record heights before stocks became exhausted.
Commonly available greens include curly kale
, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, turnip, beet, mustard, and dandelion, plus a huge variety of lettuces.
Non-dairy sources include tofu, bread, spinach and curly kale
Pan Roasted fillet of Seabass with Cream Lentils, Chorizo and Charred Curly Kale
(Serves four) 4 pieces of sea bass from the centre of the fillet (175g each) 200g lentils 100g good quality chorizo, peeled and diced into 1cm chunks 1ltr chicken stock 200ml cream 1 bunch kale, stalks removed Knob of butter 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1 leek, finely chopped Olive oil Clove of garlic, crushed Sprig of thyme/rosemary/ bay leaf Saffron, pinch Handful chives, chopped Handful parsley, chopped 1 lemon Handful coriander, chopped Salt and pepper to season Maldon Sea Salt Sweat the vegetables in a splash of olive oil, add the saffron, rosemary, bay leaf and lentils and stir until cooked.
up protect plants, from their will go way to The frilly leaves of curly kale
are great for texture.
We'll also be bringing plenty of pumpkins - great with Halloween just around the corner - plus a really tasty harvest of tomatoes, chillies, curly kale
and chard, onions, apples, pears, and some gorgeous autumn fruit preserves and jams made by allotment holders.
Tofu, soya yogurt, custard and soya milk, particularly if they are fortified, are also all good sources of calcium - as are broccoli, curly kale
, dried figs, oranges and red kidney beans.
Main courses include 'William Wallace' venison burger with triple cooked chips, wild heather honey & wholegrain mustard Scottish salmon with rosti potato and buttered curly kale
and vegetarian 'Haggis' with neeps and tatties.
5 litres chicken stock, fresh or made with 1 stock cube; 1 tsp caster sugar; 400g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained; 150g curly kale
, thickly shredded; freshly ground black pepper METHOD: HEAT the oil in a large non-stick saucepan or a big flameproof casserole dish.
There was the traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, leg of lamb served with curly kale
and red wine sauce, chicken, pork and the delicious-sounding vegetarian carrot savoury risotto with goat's cheese log and roasted red pepper.
For me it's curly kale
, pinhead oatmeal or elderberry juice.