I went to the pick-up spot and noticed this huge green leafy bundle, with bright red stems. I thought it was rhubarb, but the lady told me that it was Swiss Chard.
|Two baskets for each order--One basket is fruit and the other vegetables. We fill our own containers with both of these baskets.|
With a few pointers from the internet, I got started. First I cut up an onion, 2 carrots, and some garlic. I sauteed these in some bacon drippings until they were tender.
I then added some chicken broth and put in the finely chopped red stalks of the chard. I cooked these until they were tender and lastly added the leaves and cooked them until they wilted! I added some crumbled bacon, lemon juice and topped it with Parmesan cheese.
The result was amazing! I felt like a chef indeed! I absolutely love the subtle zingy taste of the chard. It would be a great addition to any Italian meal!
My next conquest is to use two huge butternut squashes in a meal! Off to the internet I go!