This Swiss chard recipe was my lunch yesterday, and there’s nothing like fixing lunch from food you grew yourself.
Also nothing like rinsing the Swiss chard in the sink and finding the first earwig of the season, but better earwigs than slugs in my kitchen, that’s for sure. In all seriousness, Swiss chard is a wonderful health-boosting vegetable that is very easy to grow in the spring garden. I prefer it cooked to raw in salads, as I find the leaves rather tough. Cooked, however, it’s tender like spinach, and when paired with garlic, I find it irresistible. Try growing Swiss chard and be sure to bookmark my Swiss chard recipe so you can enjoy lunch from the garden.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.