Portrait of Red Chard

This is a stunning example of what I meant when I said that the winter greens where I shop have been ravishing. Held up against the sun as I did for this photograph, the veins of red chard look like a coral bark maple tree. We are so privileged to have access to food like this. Red chard needs very little done to it to be a beautiful and healthful side dish. However, it is extremely mild, so I infuse it with some strong, but compatible flavors, as in my Vegan Raspberry-Maple Red Chard with Toasted Hazelnuts.

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  1. I adore chard, I grow a variety in my little spring garden every year!!!
    My favorite variety is rainbow or carnival chard!!! We love it all different ways, but my favorite is in mashed potato's in Colcannon!!! Great post!

  2. Neat. I've seen that rainbow variety and it is a visual fiesta for sure. "Splendid Table" comes on at noon on Sundays on our public radio station and Lynne Rossetto Kasper gave a recipe for a Colcannon just today a friend told me who listened to the whole program; I just caught the end. Cheers!

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