Dressing: Whisk together the oil, lemon juice, syrup, mustard, red pepper, salt and black pepper (this can be done in the bowl the salad will be served in).
Salad: Rinse and dry kale in a salad spinner or kitchen towel. Remove and discard the tough stems from the kale. I fold the leaves in half and slice along the stem to seperate them from the leaf. Cut the leaves crosswise into 1/2 inch wide strips.
Assembly: Pour the dressing into a serving bowl and whisk well. Add the kale and toss to coat the leaves thouroughly with dressing. Garnish with rasins and nuts.