Kale, glorious kale.
Highly nutritious, but oh, so tough if slightly under-cooked! It’s a popular European green leafy veg not all that well known in these parts. They are cold-hardy and quite prolific, they keep you in green leaves for a good part of 6-7 months! But one can have only so much kale and ours were growing into veritable trees and not being harvested much. I have made several batches of Kale Chips last year – very very delectable indeed! This year, I have been feeding the chooks with the leaves, so they were not going to waste, but I felt that I needed to use them for our benefit too. So I had a little brain-wave – hey, seeing as I made very successful Nettle Beer for my son, why not Kale Beer?? Highly nutritious, in fact, I call it Iron Brew as it’s rich in iron! Harvested about a kilo or two, brewed it up and bottled it. Not too sure about this lot, no bubbles, so it may not have fermented enough. We shall have to see…. After 4 weeks my son Cam should be able to test it and give me the results.
Watch this space….