Saturday, May 29, 2010

Swiss Chard, Scarlet Charlotte

I'm growing Swiss Chard for the first time this year.  (I did try to grow it one other time but it was a massive failure.)  I'm trying a couple of different varieties including this one, Scarlet Charlotte from Renee's Garden.  These were planted a few weeks ago from seed.  They are small and the leaves are still very pale green but they'll darken as they grow larger and when they're mature, they'll be a much deeper green with magenta colored stalks.

What is your favorite way to eat Swiss Chard?  I don't think I've ever purchased it so I really have no idea what to do with it other than to admire those beautiful red stalks.

3 comments:

  1. Sauteed with lots of garlic and chopped onion in olive oil. Delish!

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  2. I planted it for the first time this year too. Mostly for the beauty. Sauteed with garlic you say? Mmmmm.

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  3. Just clicked over here to suggest that very thing. Makes a great pizza topping, quiche filling, etc. Frankly, just about any veg - if you don't know what to do with it - will benefit from a quick sauté with garlic. :-)))
    Now, back to lurking!

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