Maybe You Could Help Us Out. . .
Well, there’s something new on our stands this summer.
Have you tried it yet? If you’re wondering what I’m referring to, it’s Spinach-Chard. A few of you have asked me about it. So here’s the scoop.
Spinach-Chard is actually one of those interbreeding results of the two closely related plants, Swiss chard and Spinach. It’s not 100% spinach, nor 100% Swiss chard. It exhibits qualities from each of its parents. While it grows similar to spinach, it tolerates heat more like Swiss chard. While it has inherited a bit of the Swiss Chard flavour, it’s relatively mild. It’s also quite tender and cooks up much like spinach.
Help Us Out?
While we’re still experimenting with ways to use and prepare this interesting vegetable, we have found it to work very well as a direct substitute for spinach in cooked recipes, such as lasagna, stir-fry and omelettes.
We’d really like you to give it a try, though, and let us know what you think of it.
On our stand you’ll find it in with the bags of Spinach, offered in the same size bags at the same price.
Let us know your favourite way to prepare it. We look forward to hearing about what you do with it.
Is Spinach-Chard a keeper? What do you think? We want to know.
If you need to keep your Spinach-Chard fresh for a few days, it keeps a lot like Swiss Chard.