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Don & Becky's Swiss Chard Ideas

This green is so versitile. Chop the leafy portion and use it like cooked spinach. Saute with a little onion, garlic, add crumbled feta cheese, lemon juice, and stuff in pita bread--ala spinach pies/pizza. Or do much the same preparation, add sour cream and stuff a baked potato. (Remember swiss chard takes a little more time to cook than spinach.) The chard stems can be used where one would use celery--in mixed sautes, stuffings etc. Chard, as well as other dark green leafy vegetables are rich in folic acid--essential to health, and shown to reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It also plays a such critical role in the early development of the human fetus that the government mandates certain foods be fortified with it to prevent birth defects. You can use swiss chard leaves too; just dip them briefly in boiling water. Or stuff peppers with this filling. Chard is easy to prepare and is delicious in combination with various beans. Saute about 2 packed quarts of chard, 1/2 c. onion, and 4-6 cloves of garlic in 2T olive oil until wilted (10 min.). Add salt, pepper, a little allspice, oregano, basil, and 1/4 c. sherry or white wine if desired. Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese before serving over rice or beans.

Whats in my CSA box? October 20th, 2017

Chard is the multicolored addition this week along with tatsoi, another fall green.  Chard is best cooked until the stems are tender for best flavor, while tatsoi, just cook until the color

New recipe: Tomato, Swiss Chard, and Ricotta CalzonesOctober 20th, 2017

Swiss chard is a good source of vitamin A and C and iron. For this calzone you can use either green chard or the slightly stronger flavored red. 2 T olive oil 2 C sliced red onions 2 large garlic

New recipe: Green SmoothiesOctober 20th, 2017

1/2 apple5 - 1" chunks frozen banana (always use and never more than 1 banana)1 fresh mango1/4 cup orange juice or 1/2 orange, squeezed1/4 cup water3 cups greens (spinach, kale, collards or chard)Blen

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