A few weeks ago I embarked on a short lived Clean detox (inspired by reading this book). Although I couldn't stick with the fruit smoothies for dinner (in winter!) for more than four days - I did take a few things on board.
One of key ingredients in a few of the suggested meals and smoothies was kale. I'd never seen kale at our local supermarkets but knew that the West End markets stalls would surely have some. They did - however this lovely bunch with its vivid purple and green tipped curly leaves set me back $5.
Apparently kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables like, ever.
Which is great - but at $5 a pop for a few leaves it won't exactly be on high rotation at dinnertime.
Until I had the fantastic idea to grow my own! I've ordered some seeds for nero di tuscana (black tuscan?) kale from Select Organic.
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