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And more than just a little......First week of June and one by one all the chards have been picked. All the leaves and seed buds have been shaved off and gone into salads, smoothies, omelettes, pasta, juices, and anywhere else. They have lived for about 14 months and have provided till the end.Now just try to figure out what to do with these 6 ft stalks besides as a blog entry? See comments. Tuns of info.

Dancing Gardener
13/6/2013 01:20:19 am

Nutritional Benefits of Eating Swiss Chard Stems

A study by the Institute of Food Technology in Germany revealed that Swiss chard stems are loaded with glutamine, an amino acid that boosts the immune system and bolsters the body's ability to recover from injuries and surgery.

How to eat them: Bruce Sherman, a chef celebrated for his farm-fresh cuisine at Chicago's North Pond restaurant, ties the stems in bundles of six to eight with kitchen twine and braises them in vegetable stock, red wine vinegar, honey, and garlic for 20 to 30 minutes.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/health/Nutritional-Benefits-of-Eating-Peels-Stems-and-Rinds/2#ixzz2W1D5fffZ

Dancing Gardener
13/6/2013 01:46:58 am

And this site is fab as well. Tells how to cook chard stems and tuns of info regarding why the rise in chard awareness:


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