Chard and Chicken Stir-Fry on Barley — 7 Comments

  1. I pick those pretty (and destructive) little green worms off my lettuce and kale and toss them to my chickens (insert sinister cackle here); It’s quite satisfying.
    Love the updates!

  2. Washing my homegrown lettuce this week, I got me one of those little crawly worms, too. The rabbit eats my lettuce, and the chipmunk eats only my swiss chard stems…too many critters!

  3. I’m continually impressed by the progress in the house but this update is over the top – he’s RE-doing a room that he already did??? The man is amazing!
    I like your little light switch. You can turn it on and admire, or just as you go out to pick something for one of your delicious dishes.

  4. We use both the leaves and the stems on chard as well. And I confess that I haven’t noticed that they cook at different rates. Oh dear. That must mean that the chard we eat is undercooked/overcooked by some people’s standards. Luckily, ignorance IS bliss and we love the way we cook chard. 🙂 We usually stir-fry it. But your way looks delicious as well!
    Do we have to watch out for those lovely green crawlers on chard too?

  5. I picked two of those green leaf eaters off my crook neck squash plants just this week. I can’t wait to try the split pea recipe.

  6. Christine, I’ve thought about keeping chickens…. but then I’d have to learn how to butcher them…. to squeamish I think LOL
    Mem, the rabbits dig up my garden all the time but don’t eat any of it (so far) very strange… We don’t have chipmunks – or squirrels.
    Zoomie, he’s a bit of a perfectionist – which can be a good thing…. Usually.
    manningroad, I’m always amazed at how pretty garden pests can be.
    Elizabeth, I usually stir-fry it, too – sometimes with feta and olives (yum) but when I use it in a gratin, I give the stems a head start. If you buy chard here, at the markets, the stems are the size of big celery ribs. No creepies on the shard – so far…
    Kay, on the squash? Now I’m going to have to go out and inspect….