Cauliflower & Kale Tart

Tart, flan, quiche. Call it what you will, the combination of light, fluffy egg and thin, crisp pastry is something I never tire of. Frying the cauliflower until charred brings out flavour. Don’t be afraid if you think you are burning it. The more colour, the more flavour. I cheated here and used a ready…

Crispy Cavalo Nero

The allotment is a little bare during the winter months. Only Brussels Sprouts and Cavalo Nero remain. Bored of bubble & squeak, and soups I thought I’d try the Cavalo Nero deep fried which concentrates the flavour whilst retaining the beautiful dark green colour. Cavalo Nero is packed full of vitamins A, C, E and…

Bubble & Squeak

Late night supper having worked till after 9pm – serves 2 about 6 cavalo nero leaves 3-4 potatoes 1 onion – chopped a few knobs of butter glug of olive oil 2 eggs nutmeg salt Peel and cube the potatoes. Boild in salted water until tender, driain then mash with a little butter and some…

Cabbage Pizza

Yeah one of my not so great ideas. Having eaten my way through hundreds of courgettes and runner beans I now need to turn my attention to the cavalo nero running riot on the allotment. So, feeling inspired I wondered what a bread base topped with delicious cavalo nero and perhaps a blue cheese might…

Italian Bean and Vegetable Soup

A lovely, light soup that works well any time of year. I used fresh borlotti beans and cavalo nero grown on the allotment last year but you could use pretty much any bean (cannellini, flageolet, pinto) and any green leafy vegetable such as curly kale, spinach, savoy cabbage, etc. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium…