The garden is overflowing with produce.
Onions drying on top of wall.
Gathering ingredients for Cavolo Soup,
Leeks, potatoes, spices, herbs and Cavolo Luciniato.
Cavolo, the only Kale grown in Tuscany, also known as black Kale.
Best when harvested after a light frost...brings out the sweetness.
Cavolo Kale is very high in Beta Carotene, rich in Calcium, Vitamin K and Vitamin C. Lowers cholesterol, decreases absorption of dietary fat and boosts DNA in cells.
And, most importantly, it contains sulforaphane, a chemical with potent anti cancer properties.
When driving through Italy you will see small "Palm Trees" in every garden. Cavolo is harvested by plucking the leaves from the bottom on up.
Thank you for visiting and next year, grow a row of Cavolo.
Have a wonderful week.