Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chard Report

I showed you a picture of the Rainbow Chard last time, looking eponymously colourful.  I can now report that we have eaten some of it, as an accompaniment (ie. in) Wilma Wilbury's famous fish stew.

Hmm.  I don't think either of them were improved by the experiment.  It looked very colourful, and I do like colourful food.  But..... as we say down here, there were nowt to it and it were 'ard as wood to chew.

Don't think I'll be growing that again, except perhaps (NO; just won't be growing it again)

And, aside, The Other Half, have now been and the path looks reasonably tidy again.  But it's still A Nissue (of disproportionate effort on my part and none on theirs) and I fear we aren't out of the woods yet.

4 comments:

Tanya Walton said...

Maybe you picked your chard a little late?? I like to pick it when the stems are small...as it gets older I have shredded the leaves and used them in stir-fries.

Hope you get the path issue sorted!!

Gerry Snape said...

Oh woody...what a shame! we grow it by the bucket loads and eat a lot too. Take the stem out and poach the the leaf part. but if not...they look quite pretty any way!!!!

Woody Wilbury said...

Thanks both; I suspect you're right, that it was a bit elderly. The leaves weren't too bad, shredded and stir-fried with a bit of garlic and some pine nuts, but the stems were appalling.

Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

Must admit that I don't like the taste of chard.

It is a pain when adjoining polts are left to run wild - we had this on all sides when our site was sparsely inhabited.