How to Select, Store, and Cook Summer Produce
ChardHow to choose: Chard is typically classified by the color of its stems―red, white, green, or rainbow (a combination of colors, including yellow). Look for crisp, crinkly green leaves; avoid ones with spots or holes. The smaller the leaves, the sweeter their taste. (Large leaves and stems are often chewy.)
How to store: Refrigerate chard, unwashed, in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer.
Shelf life: Chard will last two to three days.
Best uses: Small leaves can be cooked with the stems attached. Larger leaves have tougher stems, so separate them and give the stems a few minutes’ head start when cooking. Stir chard into stews and soups, or blanch or sauté it, like spinach.
- Wilted Greens
- Swiss Chard With Chickpeas and Couscous
- Molasses Chicken Breasts With Swiss Chard
- Fettuccine With Rainbow Chard and White Beans
“If these three cookbooks don’t fit anyone on your list, try these new options for holiday gift-giving: For the Baker Payard Desserts, Francois Payard with Tish Boyle World-famous pastry chef Francois...”
PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid! Pantone revealed their 2014 color of the year ye...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
Hypnosis for childbirth has garnered a lot of attention in recent years and eve...
It's the holiday season, and we're getting in the spirit with our favo...
from POPSUGAR Home
Ottolenghi is a lucky man. Read more: Tastemakers , Ottolenghi ...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
There was something extra special about the featured ideabooks this week. There...