Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Swiss Chard From Spring Until Fall

A small row of Swiss chard produces in the home garden from late spring until late autumn.
The above was picked on one of the last days of November here in Hunts Point, Nova Scotia, Canada. It continues to grow in early December, even after many frosty nights and minus Celsius temperatures.
Swiss chard is great with many meals, adding nutrition as well as colour.
Very easy to cook in the microwave, just rinse it clean then put it in a small microwave-safe container and cook for 3 or 4 minutes. Drain and enjoy. If desired, season with salt, pepper and butter.
It is also very good served with a bit of juice from pickled beets.