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.
There are several varieties of kale; these include curly kale
, ornamental kale, and dinosaur (or Tuscan) kale, all of which differ in taste, texture, and appearance.
Produce including strawberries, potatoes, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, leeks and curly kale
used to be trucked 140 miles to Bristol and back.
Spaghetti with Onions and Kale 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, sliced and separated into rings 1 shallot, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 cups shredded curly kale
1 cup chicken stock 2 cups cooked spaghetti Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
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.
Straw baskets on the floor contain organic vegetables; purple sprouting broccoli, curly kale
and Balmoral new potatoes.
Its blistery leaves have given rise to innovative names like "dinosaur" kale, but the Italians simply call it cavolo lacinato, or curly kale
She couldn't give a curly kale
what anyone thinks of her eccentricities.
It can be found in green leafy vegetables such as watercress and curly kale
, dried fruit such as currants and tinned fish containing bones such as sardines.
Supermarkets generally stock curly kale
, the variety with the sturdy, silvery green, ru'ed leaves.
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.
A firm, curly kale
will take a bit longer than a thin-leaved type.