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AlohaHoya
Oct 18, 2010 2:17 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Swiss Chard started this whole idea. It's something I can grow very well, along with kale (all kinds) and winter squash. So.....

I thought a central spot for collecting recipes was in order...where cubits wouldn't have to be booted up to find something fast....

I've started a couple of basic Forums and hope this will be a community effort where we can solve conundrums such as "what in the hell can I do with all of this XYZ". I would like to keep it fairly limited to the more generous of producers in the garden.... Let's start out with Swiss Chard and go on from there....OK? Big Grin
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ImageDutchlady1
Oct 18, 2010 2:39 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I'd like to see a 'growing hints' thread for sure.
ImageWoodwife
Oct 19, 2010 7:45 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
We need a recipe forum.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/acorn-squash-stuffe...
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AlohaHoya
Oct 19, 2010 11:05 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
OK.... I will open the cubit up to anyone who wants to start a forum!!! Let's keep in mind that everything doesn't need a new forum....but recipes DO...and maybe we can even refine recipes. I see one where we can put recipes where kale would work too....or bok choi or....or.... I tip my hat to you.
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ImageCarolyn22
Oct 20, 2010 5:30 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
Carol

Let me know if you set up something separate for swiss chard recipes.....

Here is one I have been dying to try. If anybody tries it, let me know how it is...... just not sure I want to add the raisins. DH doesn't like raisins.

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/savoury-swiss-chard-...
ImageDutchlady1
Oct 20, 2010 7:23 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
That sounds delicious but I'm with you on the raisins; it somehow seems odd in this recipe.
AlohaHoya
Oct 20, 2010 12:36 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I like that recipe!!! I put chard in Quiches...lots of it...cooked kale too. But the trick is to cook it first and then get all of the water out of it...like wring it out in a towel. YUM!!!

I think if I put raisins in, I would also put roasted pine nuts in AND use cumin....
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Imagetomatofreak
Oct 20, 2010 12:54 PM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
Well, at the price of pine nuts, I might put two in. Hilarious!
Alma
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AlohaHoya
Oct 20, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
You have any idea how hard it is to hold their little legs together while they chopped the nuts off?
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ImageCarolyn22
Oct 20, 2010 1:18 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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ImageWoodwife
Oct 20, 2010 1:50 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
lol
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Imagegardengus
Oct 21, 2010 6:39 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Just dropped in to say it is not just tasty but pretty in the garden too.
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Imagetomatofreak
Oct 24, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
I bought two bunches at the farmers market yesterday. It's washed, cut and ready to cook. I love it just plain, but I thought I'd try to step out a bit with some of it. (I like that recipe just above, but don't have all the ingredients.) Plus, I cut off the stems and kept them separate. I'd like to do something different with the stems, too. Any ideas?
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
AlohaHoya
Oct 24, 2010 4:36 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I've had the stems blanched and served with a Hollandaise Sauce. You have to 'string' them first, tho'....

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Imagetomatofreak
Oct 24, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
As it turns out, patience is not one of my (many) virtues. Rolling my eyes. I had half a box of whole grain rotini so I chopped the stems into 1" pieces and put the pasta and chard stems in the same pot of boiling water to cook. Both came out perfectly cooked. I added a bit of EVOO, chopped fresh parsley, some red pepper flakes and sprinkled the servings with shredded parmesan - the good stuff. It made a great side dish for sausages. I might do this again. Smiling
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
AlohaHoya
Oct 24, 2010 8:15 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
OH YUM!!!

No garlic Blinking ?

What is EVOO?
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Imagetomatofreak
Oct 24, 2010 9:44 PM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
Carol!! Extra Virgin Olive Oil? Nope, no garlic. But next time there will be. Hilarious!
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
AlohaHoya
Oct 24, 2010 11:21 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Sounds like you could toss that up with some Pesto or chopped basil... EVOO...goodness. New one on me!
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Imagetomatofreak
Oct 25, 2010 8:48 AM CST
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
Mmmmm, pesto. Great idea! I had some on hand, too. I'll try it next time.
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
ImageWoodwife
Nov 9, 2010 5:02 PM CST
Name: Wendy
N. of Houston, Texas - 8b
An Old Wive's Tale
My poor chard was trampled by the cats...several times. It struggled mightily but finally succumbed. I'll try again in a couple months.
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