Sunday, October 5, 2008

rainbow chard

I picked up a small bushel of swiss chard at the farmer's market on Saturday. I was attracted to the vibrant yellow and pink stems. I've always wanted to make chard, so I decided today was the day.

I found a recipe (made a few adaptations) and made it for dinner tonight. Garlic, cilantro, onion, chard (cut into thin ribbons), olive oil, lime basil (from same vendor at market), red chili flakes, salt and paper, and a little water tossed into a big pot on low heat for 30 minutes. The recipe is from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. It reads like a novel.

These might be the best greens I've ever had (Sorry mom). It was more than delicious. I can't wait until I get another bushel. I might start growing swiss chard, so I have it on hand all the time.


SomethingPlanned said...

Best greens I'VE ever had as well (Sorry to everyone else's greens I've had).

Concerned Commune Member said...

I have confess that I've never really eaten greens of any variety, except a few bad encounters. I have always wanted to try some that have been well prepared, though...