Kale, Red Russian
A deep dark green shoot, with a dark purple stem and highlights around the fringes of the leaves. True leaves just showing.
These offer a smooth, buttery, earthy flavour.
Formerly occupying the lofty title of "Cow Food", kale became a health fad and is now a staple. A sprinkling of these with a stew, salad or sandwich works well.
Fun fact - the stalks of kale plants are so woody that you can make walking sticks out of them.