Swiss Chard with fruit & nuts

We grew up next door to an elderly couple, the Coles.  Mr. Cole had converted most of his very large back yard into a year round producing garden.  I think they realized that although we were a big active family with “always room for one more”, that our parents needed to be very thrifty to keep it all afloat.  We were the oft recipients of armfuls of produce.  1# tomatoes, lettuce, beans, cucumbers, corn, lettuce, squash and chard would all make their way to our table.  He also gave us heaps of kale, which I’m no longer very fond of.  Kale is the new super food.  Just to let you know, it was a super food in the 50’s, too.

Swiss chard was one of my favourite veg to grow, as it is beautiful in a garden.  The multi-coloured stalks with its deep green, glossy leaves make a fabulous backdrop for other plants.  Now I buy it from the farmers market.  In bundles!  This is my version of a basic French recipe.  It will make enough for 2 – 4 servings, depending on how big you want the servings! Continue reading