My chard did a slight rebound after I gave it a thorough soaking.
I actually watered it with the intent of softening the ground so I could pull it out. Before I got the chance it started looking edible again.
Gardens are so unpredictable. I thought it was finished but I’ve managed to scrounge dinner from it every night since I’ve been back.
Fall chard is a little thicker and tougher than spring chard, better suited for baking than stir-frying.
Baked Chard with Feta
Total time: 40 minutes
- 8oz (240gr) chard, sliced
- 1/4 yellow pepper, chopped
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup feta, crumbled
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Fry pepper and shallots in oil for 5 minutes.
- In medium bowl whisk egg, mustard and yogurt.
- Add oregano, feta and stir.
- Add chard, peppers, shallots and stir well.
- Lightly oil a small baking dish. Spoon vegetables into dish and bake at 400F (200C) for 30 minutes or until set.
- Remove and serve directly from baking dish.
In my last post I mentioned that we had an appointment to sign up with a new doctor.
I need a tetanus shot…. Not desperately, but I haven’t had one in 9 years and it’s time for a booster. When one works in a potager like mine, which regularly churns up rusty knives, scissors and nails, it’s rather important to keep current on the tetanus shots..
So…. this is how one gets a tetanus shot in France:
I went to the doc and got a prescription for the shot.
Then I went to the pharmacy and got the syringe.
Now I need to find a nurse to give me the injection. Fortunately that’s easy as my French neighbor is a home-care nurse.
I could give it to myself, of course. Mon mari always gives himself his flu shot (same procedure). But when I opened the packet there were two needles in one compartment and a rather large syringe in another.
I decided I’d rather have a professional jab me. (The flu shot is an all-in-one, easy to use syringe.)
Finally, the next time I see the doc I take the paper back and he records it all in my file.
Did I mention I hate needles? (Not as nearly as much as I hate spiders….)