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Chard advice?

Postby Elderflower » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:49 am

I`ve grown swiss chard for the first time - the kind with different coloured stems.
Now I don`t know how to cook it!
And do I cook it on the principle that 'young is best' or 'let it mature'.
As you can see, I haven`t a clue.
Help!
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Re: Chard advice?

Postby alan refail » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:57 am

Here's some advice from Johnboy. The "Chard expert" will no doubt add more when he sees your query :wink:

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Re: Chard advice?

Postby Tigger » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:41 pm

I use the leaves as you would spinach and the stalks somewhat firmer, like asparagus. If you want to add to stews, soups or casseroles, just treat them as any whole green veg.

Otherwise, add the leaves as you would spinach to stir fries, soups or pasta sauces and chop up the stems for the first stage of stir fries along with cabbage, celery and other brassicas.
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Re: Chard advice?

Postby Edible » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:15 pm

Nigel slater has a variety of really tasy recipes using rainbow and swiss chard i believe, google it!
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Re: Chard advice?

Postby Nature's Babe » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:56 pm

A tip for cooking to conserve flavour, wash, shake and use only the water attached to the leaves, it will wilt and cook with minimal water and is tastier if you don't drown it! :D
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Re: Chard advice?

Postby Edible » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:19 am

ooh like wilted spinach? yum yum.
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