Sunday, July 22, 2007

Chard-worthy

A few people asked what we do with our chard from the garden. Usually we pull the leafy goodness from the stem, wash, spin, chop and saute with garlic. Yum! Very yum, actually! The way that it cooks down to next to nothing makes you feel as though you are ingesting loads of vitamins and minerals.



Nice.

Today we decided to do something a little different. The recipe came from Epicurious.com - it is a Chard, Tomato and CHEESE cassarole..

So, here is the big ol' bunch of chard all de-stemmed, chopped and cleaned:


Chopping is a form of meditation for me. Here are the peppers that I got tooohtally on the cheap - on the overripe shelf - 4 for .79 cents! They were only the tiniest bit soft. The ones here were chopped along with the yellow onions.


Everything got all nice, sauteed and happy as I cooked up a bit of chicken sausage to go on top (not in the recipe). Yum!


Then add sliced tomatoes and cheese:


Final - Final......


Toasty cheesy yum. Nice unique way to deal with the abundance of chard in our garden!

Maybe you'll like it too?

XO

19 comments:

a&mg said...

Sounds really yum! I've actually never had chard.

tundrachica said...

Growing up in TX we had chard ALL the time! I miss having it especially in the summer time with the fried okra.

That dish looks awesome....each time you show what you do with your garden I get more and more motivated in planing for the garden next year.

Mamacita said...

Yum, Indeed!

Katie J said...

Looks very yummy indeed. I'm passing this off to a friend who wondered the same thing. Hey, what do you do with eggplant? Zucchini? I have some ideas, but you seem to come up with creative ways to get the job done.

Joannah said...

I don't think I've ever had chard. It looks tasty!

Project Ni Hao said...

Ohhh, that sounds good. I think I'll try that this weekend - the chard has come in in abundance at the farmer's market. I made some last night sauteed with garlic, and added some grilled & sliced Italian sausage and rigatoni pasta. Good way to get the Boy Child to eat his greens!

isepa said...

Looked REALLY good. We occasionally add swiss chard (is that the same?) to mashed potatoes. Also quite yum and makes you feel like you are eating healthier.

walternatives said...

Delish! I'll keep this bookmarked for when our CSA comes through with chard.

secret agent said...

I've never heard of chard....but that looks pretty good
do you grow mint for mojitos???

rubyiscoming said...

yum - that looks lovely! well, frankly, anything with CHEESE is lovely - eh?

I cook a lot of spinach but not enough chard - i really do like chard! must try this :)

atomic mama said...

Thanks for the recipe! I like chard, but not quite as much as kale...

Kelli said...

Wow...yum....that certainly beats the mac & cheese I had for dinner tonight!!!

new girl said...

Beautiful and delicious! Cheese makes everything bettter!

Mrs Pushy said...

If it has cheese on it, I'll eat it! I like your addition of the chicken sausage- very creative.

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

terrific recipe! I will definitely try it! Great pepper deal!

CA Momma said...

Yuhummmmm... We're trying that tonight!

Princess Diaries said...

That looks so colorful and delicious. Very healthy too.

Jonni & John said...

This looks so good. You are making me hungry. I don't think I have evr had chard, but it looks good.

Hugs,
Jonni

QuirkynBerkeley said...

Sounds deliciious!