Monday, May 28, 2012

GTTC - kale, swiss chard and beets

Two posts in one day! I wanted to share some of the dishes my mom created with the harvest. She is a fantastic cook, so I am very happy that she is here to turn the home grown vegetables into great meals and snacks. First, with the kale, she made a smoothie. I tried this once but the kale didn't completely breakdown so I had bits of kale floating in my smoothie. She somehow got it all smooth. This smoothie had banana, mango, kale and milk. I couldn't taste the kale at all, so I guess this is good if you don't like the taste of kale.
Next up is a quick stir fry swiss chard with bacon and boiled egg. Not bad...but I'm not sure if I am a big fan of swiss chard. It tastes almost like spinach but more soil-y (if you know what I mean).
Now the beets. The beets (early wonder) are FANTASTIC. They are so sweet and just absolutely delicious. My mom made a wonderful salad.
With the beet greens, she made some stir fry with garlic and bacon with vinegar and soy sauce (I think). This too was delicious!
I'm really happy to be eating out of my garden! I'm linking to Wendy's Greenish Thumb for garden to table challenge.  Thank you Wendy for hosting GTTC!


  1. Lucky you! Your mommy's dishes look yummy! I hope you give the chard another chance. It is a bit earthy. Sometimes you can mask the flavor so its like you're eating spinach.

    1. Earthy! That is the word I was looking for. It is really earthy. I'll will keep trying different recipes this season.

  2. She really made some great stuff! I juiced some kale last year - didn't produce much liquid, but enough to color the whole thing greenish and feel like we were drinking some really healthy and special.