Saturday, 17 May 2008

you're beautiful

Ruby Chard is the loveliest plant in the vegetable garden.
And it knows it.

Sown in early summer and then planted as seedlings into the brassica bed, it can be used as spinach is, but with a milder flavour.
Don't forget that the thick stems should not be discarded but may also be eaten. They are removed from the leaves for a slightly longer cooking time and then the leaves are added in the final stages of boiling or steaming.

Splendid looking when it is growing, it keeps its colour after cooking.

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