Chard, or Swiss Chard, is a slightly bitter green, reminiscent of spinach.
In the US the leaves are eaten.
Here the stems are eaten.
We eat it all.
In the US green summer squash are called by the Italian name: zucchini. The other colors are simply summer squash….
Here, and in Great Britain, all summer squash are called by the French name: courgette.
Green, yellow, white, striped – it's all the same to me.
I have lots of it all in my potager.
Creativity is important…..
Sauté of Chard and Zucchini with Feta
Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes
- 6oz (175gr) chard or Swiss chard
- 1 medium courgette
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2oz (60gr) bacon, chopped
- 2oz (60gr) feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup dry-cured, Greek olives, pitted and chopped
- 2 tbs ketchup
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- 3 handfuls fresh basil
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Wash the chard and trim any bad bits.
- Stack the leaves together and fold over, the long way. Slice leaves into strips, about 1/2" (1cm) and stems about 1/4" (.5cm).
- Cut courgette in half the long way, then into thin slices.
- Remove basil leaves from stems; tear large leaves.
- Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, bacon, stems and sauté until tender, 5 – 8 minutes.
- Add the courgette and stir-fry over medium until softend
- Add the chard leaves, basil and stir-fry until the leaves wilt.
- Add the ketchup, vinegar and stir well to combine.
- Remove from heat, stir in feta and olives.
Despite the fact that we were off playing last weekend, some work did get done on the house.
Bonnie has elected herself chief overseer of the work in the dining room.
She sprawls across the doorway and watches carefully.
So far, everything has met with her approval.
Despite the fact that she has not, nor ever will, place her dainty little paws on that wood floor.
This was the view from our balcony for a few days last week.
Now do you understand why I cleaning / dusting are not high on my list of priorities?
And why I take our computers out to the barn periodically and blow them out with the air compressor?
Ah… Life in the country!