Thursday, October 11, 2012

You put that Where!? Swiss Shard!!!

Today we will be talking about Swiss Shards!!! So Delicious and Nutritious!!! 

Chard, is a leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. While the leaves are always green, chard stalks vary in color. Chard has been bred to have highly nutritious leaves at the expense of the root (which is not as nutritious as the leaves). Chard is, in fact, considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available and a valuable addition to a healthy diet (not unlike other green leafy vegetables). Chard has been around for centuries, but because of its similarity to beets is difficult to determine the exact evolution of the different varieties of chard. 

The one of the most common variety is the red stalk and vein. The word "Swiss" was used to distinguish chard from French spinach varieties by 19th century seed catalog publishers. The chard is very popular among Mediterranean cooks. The first varieties have been traced back to Sicily. I have an amazing Swiss Shard spaghetti sauce ill share next week.


Also An Amazing Swiss Shard fish taco recipe Using the Leafs as the shell. 


The Shard has a taste between a beet and spinach... Having the spinach taste reduce a bit while cooking. I will summit the two recipes next week, but you can try your own combination and send me the pics and recipes I would love to try them. Thank you for reading. From my kitchen to yours. Bear Hugz!!!


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