The real reason I love growing Swiss Chard

Amazingly Beautiful

Ever since we planted our first batch of Swiss Chard a few years ago, I’ve insisted on planting it every year. This morning when I went to harvest some Swiss Chard, the amazingly beautiful leaves astounded me with their beauty. That’s when I realized the real reason I enjoy growing Swiss Chard.

That’s when I realized the real reason I enjoy growing Swiss Chard.

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It’s in the Detail

The detail is scrumptious! We had some for dinner last night. Made some for my husband’s salad for lunch and this week I’ll be making lasagna with it as an ingredient.

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New York likes it too

Oh yeah, New York even had some for dinner last night. It wasn’t the first thing he ate on his plate, but he did eventually eat it. I’ve been wanting to add some Swiss Chard around the patio where we’re growing our herbs. Doesn’t look like that will happen this year, but next year it will be added for sure. Along with some Kale. What leafy vegetable do you think has the most beautiful color and texture?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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The Cooking Channel: Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce Recipe

Is your Swiss Chard growing anything like ours?

Swiss Chard

 

Swiss chard

If so, your harvest is plentiful and you need something to do with it.

swiss chard harvest

I’m sure I’ll have many other recipes to share with you, with Swiss Chard as an ingredient, as I make the most of this nutritious, healthy and beautifully colored vegetable.  Well, today I decided to make a Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce.  It’s great with fish sticks, fish and/ or on a fish sandwich.  Here’s how I prepared it.

You will need:

1 small to medium size Swiss Chard leaf (1 cup chopped fine)

1/2 cup Miracle Whip

2 tblsp Sour Cream

1 1/2 tblsp Pickle Relish

3 tsp Minced Garlic

1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

2 tsp Fresh Dill (chopped)

2 tsp Fresh Cilantro (chopped)

Sprinkle of Pepper

How to mix:

Add everything to a small bowl with the exception of your Swiss Chard, Fresh Dill, Cilantro & Pepper.  Mix all of these ingredients well.

Swiss Chard Tartar Sauce

After all of these ingredients are mixed well add in one at a time your chopped Dill  (mix it in), Cilantro (mix it in) and Swiss Chard (mix it in) and mix well.  Lastly sprinkle with pepper and mix pepper in.  Place in fridge to chill and serve with your fish, fish sticks or on a sandwich.

Swiss Chard Tartar sauce

This was such a delight to add to our fish.  This will definitely be a summer staple while Swiss Chard is growing bountifully in the garden.  Do you have Swiss Chard growing in your garden this year?  If so, what are your plans for it?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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From Garden To Table: Sauteed Swiss Chard, Chicken & Feta Cheese Salad

A hot salad from the garden pleases every gardener.   Late yesterday evening I ran into the garden to find some extras to go along with some chicken tenderloins I baked in the oven.  I grabbed some….

1.Swiss Chard
2.Red Onion
3.Banana Pepper
4.Snap Peas
5. Cherry Tomatoes

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I cleaned them all and chopped them up.  Drizzled a little olive oil in a hot skillet,  placed in my onions and snap peas first.  Let cook a bit and then I added everything else with the exception of my cooked chicken tenderloins (I chopped into bite size pieces).   While cooking I sprinkled in some pink himalayan salt, lemon pepper and goya seasoning and sautéing for appropriately 7 minutes or less.   Lastly, I added the chicken tenderloins (chopped into bite size pieces), stirred in and cooked for an additional 2-3 minutes. I wanted the swiss chard tender, but still having a bit of crunch and texture to all of the vegetables.

Served with crumbled feta cheese on top.

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We love salads!! I think it’s time that I start making more hot salads.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Home & Garden: How Our Vegetable Garden Is Coming & It’s Not Even Summer

My husband has went nuts with the garden this year.  We created a layout before we he began planting and this man has changed it at least twice.  Thankfully he’s happy with the layout, with the exception of one raised bed.  When the season is over he’s going to make 2 raised beds out of the one.  In the end there will be a total of 9 raised 4 x 4 beds.

9 4x4 raised beds

If you look at the top left corner you’ll see the bed i’m talking about.  It’s raised sitting on cinder blocks now, but later it will look like the others.

raised garden bed 1

In the bed above we have cucumbers, beans, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard and collard greens.

raised garden bed 2

In this bed (above) we have squash, tomatoes, basil, Brussel sprouts and some other things I’m unsure of.

peppers

We have 2 of these Earth Box Garden Kits and in this one (above) we have more tomatoes.

peppers earth box

In this one (above) there’s peppers.  This box is great if you have limited space to garden.

bed 3 raised garden bed

Vibrant swiss chard The Swiss Chard is so vibrant and if I’m remembering correctly this is my first time experimenting with it in the kitchen.  I sauteed some and served it with some lamb chops a couple weeks ago.

Sauteed swiss chard

 

I also made some Stuffed Swiss Chard Wraps.  If I can cook it. I can stuff it. LOL

Swiss Chard Wraps

So, that’s the update on our garden.  It’s coming along beautifully and thank God for the rain.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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