Did you know that Swiss chard is a member of the beet family? I'm growing it, and I didn't know that! My husband learned this from a crossword puzzle this week and shared with me. Another thing I didn't know about Swiss chard when I started growing it... how to cook it.
I've been procrastinating harvesting the chard because I wasn't sure what to cook with it. But it was getting pretty out of control, so I finally decided to take some in last night. I found a recipe with great reviews on Allrecipes.com that called for baking it with feta cheese. It was an easy recipe, but I have to admit, the result was not my favorite. I don't know if it was the recipe or the chard, but it came out very bitter. I had heard that chard is milder than spinach, but this was definitely not! I want so badly to like Swiss chard because it's such a pretty, hardy garden plant. I will definitely give it another try with a different recipe. Meredith's suggestion from last week looks good! Any additional suggestions?