Valarie Russell on June 4th, 2019

A healthy, raw Chard Salad, packed with summer veggies and chickpeas- vegan and gluten free, this hearty Mediterranean Salad tastes great stuffed into a toasted Pita. 4–6 cups shredded chard 1 colored pepper – sliced 4 sliced radishes – sliced ½ cucumber – sliced 6 cherry tomatoes- cut in half or tomato cut in wedges […]

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Valarie Russell on March 1st, 2016

Meatless Mondays is a recent global campaign aimed at lowering our overall meat consumption for our health and the environment. Believe it or not, the movement has a history stretching back to World War I. It all started with Herbert Hoover prior to his presidency… and it was originally Tuesdays, not Mondays, when Americans were […]

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Valarie Russell on July 15th, 2013

We have a new  favorite chard main dish, it’s good enough to serve to company.  This takes quite a lot of chard (at least 1 bunch) wash the chard, and cut the leaves into narrow strips across the leaf.  If the stems are young and tender, you can use those too, by also cutting across the […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2012

Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Feta cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad, a crusty baguette and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio.   2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, […]

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Valarie Russell on August 8th, 2012

Have you ever walked around the produce section of your local store and located the display of recipe cards? The purpose of this is to make their customers purchase more, and it works well if customers pick them up and buy the ingredients used to complete the recipes. Well, last fall I was at Meijers and noticed […]

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Valarie Russell on January 10th, 2012

We now have Swiss Chard available and thought I would share a little more information about this beautiful vegetable. Swiss chard is a vegetable that is often overlooked. It is worth a try, however. Colorful and tasty, Swiss chard is full of nutritional goodness. Swiss chard is related to the beet, and comes in a […]

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Valarie Russell on May 30th, 2011

I promised to post a delicious vegetarian soup made with Swiss chard (kale could be used), well here is what I came up with this weekend.  I tried it out on Kenny and he seemed to like it, he loves any kind of soup and this was no exception.  I thought it tasted very good too, but I am […]

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Valarie Russell on May 29th, 2011

Today at the New Albany Farmer’s Market we features Swiss Chard.  I have been posting a few recipes on the web sight using Swiss  chard  and thought it would be a good idea to have a “feature” item this week.  We brought lots of chard and enjoyed talking with customers on the nutritional values it provides and […]

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Valarie Russell on May 26th, 2011

Once you try this you will be making a stop at the New Albany Farmer’s Market weekly for your favorite new dish.  This is so delicious, and such a  quick and easy side dish to make, give it a try! 1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard 1 small clove garlic, sliced 2 Tbsp olive oil […]

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Valarie Russell on May 26th, 2011

If you’re unfamiliar with this humble green, you’re missing out! Swiss chard is amazingly healthy, packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and important antioxidants like lutein. It is delicious, mild in taste and really inexpensive–usually only about $2 a bunch at the local market. And of course, because of the “no net calories” rule (meaning you […]

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