my favorite things

I’ve been thinking about my favorite vegetable to grow, harvest and cook, and to my utter surprise, it’s swiss chard. It’s super good for me; it has vitamins K, A and C, and it is anti-inflammatory & has anti-oxidants.DSC_0031As a plant, it’s easy. It always grows; I’ve never had one die on me. It forgives me if I don’t pick it at just the right moment. It keeps growing all summer, and it’s pretty. DSC_0048It’s simple to prepare. I rinse the leaves off, pile them up, slice them lengthwise 3 or 4 times, then chop it up.DSC_0056 I saute it in olive oil and water with onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (because red pepper flakes are good with everything). It’s tasty just like that.  But I make a ton of it and keep it in the fridge to do this:

  • add to eggs and omelets
  • spread over sautéed chicken & top it with swiss/parmesan cheese
  • spread on top of pizza
  • add to any kind of pasta
  • add to soups and beans
  • toss into salads
  • spread onto toasted bread (with or without cheese – oh never mind – WITH cheese)

So I have to give an A+ to swiss chard: healthy, easy, simple, delicious.

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12 thoughts on “my favorite things

  1. I am with you all the way! Such a good keeper, too! Lasts so well in the refrigerator. As a matter of fact, tonight we are having salads made with Swiss chard, chickpeas, feta, and hard-boiled eggs. Roasted beets as a side, and I’ll be making cornbread. A simple summer supper. Yay for Swiss chard!

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  2. Love, love, love Swiss Chard…tried it in a pot this year…shot up, bright and pretty…wilted and dried out in the sun…thought I’d lost it…put it on the front porch, hit it with some water now and then, and it is back, bright and pretty again…and tender…mmmm so glad you mentioned it…I need to eat some with my morning eggs…

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    • I bet it would be so pretty in a pot – but I can’t trust myself to water pots enough. I keep trying, but the poor things are usually doomed. Love Swiss Chard in my eggs . . . hmmmmm. It IS breakfast time.

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