Aki put Tuscan kale, dried cranberries, smashed garlic cloves, asian pear cider, and a healthy dose of #11 into the pressure cooker. We cooked it for five minutes on low pressure. The spices permeated the kale. It retained its bite. The cranberries softened. The cider picked up the vegetal notes of the kale. Interestingly I would not have created this mixture. When she described it the combination and context sounded odd to me. (In retrospect had it been presented as a cold salad I wouldn't have batted an eye.) After devouring these juicy stewed fruits and vegetables I realized it wasn't odd at all, in fact it was delicious. It was just a combination that wouldn't come naturally to me. Funny the things you are reminded of on a daily basis.