Sunday, March 22, 2009
Let’s hear it for vegetables!-Michelle Obama
Our chard has really taken off this year. It's nearing the end of its days in our garden as it prefers cooler weather and its about to get scorching hot.
Confession: I do not particularly enjoy chard. People keep offering the suggestion to use it anytime you would normally use spinach. Problem is we have an over abundance of spinach and I love spinach.
One way I do enjoy chard is to use the stalks in place of celery. Yummy, crunchy and since celery is in the dirty dozen of foods to avoid unless grown organically- our grocery bill wins as well. (http://www.greenthinkers.org/blog/2006/06/organic_dirty_dozen.html)
One member of our family loves chard. Bonus points for spotting my daughter as she dives in headfirst to eat some breakfast chard.