This week’s bag features Swiss Chard! Swiss chard belongs to the chenopod family making it closely related to beets, spinach and quinoa. It is commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. It can be eaten raw in salads when it is young and tender. Mature stalks and leaves are often cooked or sauteed. An easy way to prepare and chop the leaves is to stack them and then slice perpendicularly until you reach the stems. The stems can be eaten too, they just typically need longer cooking times so they are often added separately in recipes. Swiss chard should be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge with the air removed to keep it from wilting. It should stay fresh for up to 5 days. What else is in this week’s bag?
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