Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chard Love

The swiss chard I planted had some nice tender leaves that I harvested early this morning. The dude at the nursery said to cut away the outer leaves weekly and it will keep producing all winter long. I've never had swiss chard before, but people say it's pretty tasty! I like that you just eat stems and all (not like collards or kale where them stems are inedible.)
I changed my menu plan for tonight and made a winter vegetable soup. I have a feeling it's going to be a staple around the house this season! It's simmering in the crock all day and I'll serve it with a pan of sweet honey cornbread.

Mmmm.....can you feel the love?

Winter vegetable soup:
4-5 red potatoes cut into bite size pieces
one onion rough chopped
4-5 carrots chopped
1 bunch of swiss chard
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
2 boxes of organic chicken stock
salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and oregano to taste.
Put all the ingredients into the crock and cook on low for 8 hours.
UPDATE: There is NO love for swiss chard around here!
It tastes like stinky feet and has an odd smell that makes me slightly nauseous.
I'm pulling out of the garden immediately!

1 comment:

Therese said...

mmm. Looks yummy.

I will have to save this recipe for next winter.