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Swiss Chard ' Ruby '

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Swiss Chard  ' Ruby '

Lovely red stems on this vegetable , the leaves can be eaten like a Spinach and the stems cooked in the same way as Asparagas ..
Also I have seen the plant in flower beds to add additional colour in the borders ...



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Sid
Sid
 

It's pretty, but I've never eaten this or been offered it......have you tried it Amy? What's it like?

8 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Sorry Sid ,I don't know , it's still in the garden ..waiting for me to dig it up I haven't tried it yet .. When I do I'll let you know :o)

8 Dec, 2009

 

I've seen this before but never eaten it either! Certainly has attractive colour.

8 Dec, 2009

 

Tastes very much like spinach - its best to eat the stems when smaller - they taste nicer just steamed!

8 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Gee , Genuisscuffy have I left the stems to long ? what a shame , I will try them anyway just to get a taste !

8 Dec, 2009

 

Very colourful Amy havent tasted it myself but I do like spinach so will give it a try!

8 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Looks as if it's a new one to most of us Carole , I haven't seen it in the vegetable areas in the shops either ........

8 Dec, 2009

 

Certainly a lovely colour Amy ..its very trendy Amy might take off here could be me but sure I saw somewhere salmon wrapped in it and steamed ?

Could of course been rhubarb .. sorry no cook

8 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

It could have been BB , I don't think it would have been rhubarb , aren't the leaves of that poisonous , why do I think that ? must have seen it somewhere .. The colour of the Chard would look nice against the Salmon ..........

8 Dec, 2009

 

Grew this on the allotment last year, didn't like it at all, I probably left it too long then maybe thats why, husband liked it, had a really irony taste, the only way I can think to explain it.

8 Dec, 2009

 

Yes Amy when I cook most things served chard. Sure you right about rhubarb leaves if not poisonous dont think they taste too clever.. for some reason recall someone describing taste as slightly aniseed would that sound right Simbad ?

8 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I'm going to have to try it .. I don't like the sound of it tasting like Iron but I do like aniseed ... each day it's getting older ..LOL... today I'm going out .. tomorrow night we are being taken out to dinner to a restaurant that has been bought and run by that chap who's on TV , Chris somebody ?? that will be interesting , it will be funny if he has some on the menu !! that makes the chard another two days older ......... hope it hasn't gone to seed by the time I get round to it .. :o)

9 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Yes - rhubarb leaves are poisonous.

Wouldn't it be nice if all the different colours of chard had different flavours - this one would be strawberry... or beetroot flavour...and the leaves look kinda chocolaty ;-)

9 Dec, 2009

 

Oh I'm pleased you showed this Amy...I took a couple of pics last week of this veg, but wasn't sure what is was......its lovely for winter, there was both red and yellow Chard. Now how do you think you'll cook it....will it be like cabbage...you can imagine it could be a bit tough..but full of vitamins and minerals......:o)
He..he BB!!! We'll not come over to yours then....:o)

9 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

OOhh yes Sid , Strawberry leaves with sticks of chocolate stems .. yummy .....:o)

Thanks Janey , it tells me in my book to steam it for a few mins.like spinach but the centre stalk should be boiled for about twenty mins.. ..

I haven't been able to try it yet , perhaps tomorrow . I'll let you know !! :o)

10 Dec, 2009

 

its lovely Amy, looks good even if it doesnt taste too good.

10 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Dawn , it's a lovely colour isn't it ?

10 Dec, 2009

 

It is Amy - we love colour at this time of year dont we.

10 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I steamed some of the Swiss Chard at the weekend Janey ,, I did like it , I didn't think it was so much different to cabbage really , I put the stalks in to steam first as they take longer than the leaves .. they stayed a nice bright colour , there didn't appear to be a problem with nasty caterpillers eating the leaves as there often is with the cabbage , so made a change to have a different Veg.. :o)

14 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

So chard is a hit then! :-)

14 Dec, 2009

 

If it looks good and tastes good, then I like it!!!!

15 Dec, 2009



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