Monday, July 21, 2008

Yummy Market Dinner

I am always shocked by how pretty swiss chard is. The colors...pinks and oranges and red...i just love them. Last night that swiss chard was on the menu. It was one of the items in this weeks CSA box.
The chard leaves were boiled and then pat dry...I added pasta to the same water. While the pasta was cooking i sauteed the chard leaves(chopped), garlic and leeks in olive oil. The swiss chard stalks went into the pasta water, and when it was done it all got drained together. In the meantime i toasted some italian breadcrumbs in olive oil to toss with the pasta when it was done along with some fresh parmesan.
As a side dish i made the fennel salad featured in this weeks CSA newsletter. I really enjoy fennel, and the licorice flavor that it has. Everyone ate it but i think i was the only one that enjoyed it. The kids and Chris did really love the pasta. I am really pleased with the way everyone has been willing to at least try the new things we are getting each week.
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6 comments:

Brown Family Blog said...

I really need to be coming to your house for dinner!

MaryMary said...

Mmmm-fennel is so yummy. And the swiss chard is byooootiful. Looks fabu!

hashbrowns said...

funny, but when I first saw the picture of the chard without reading what it was, I thought it looked like candy... those colors are beautiful.

Clint & Meredith said...

Leslie, your pasta dish looks delicious! I intend to make use of my CSA box this creatively, also! Thanks for the inspiration!

aswewalk.com said...

Yum! My family would never go for those things. I've been thinking of joining a CSA, but this might just make my decision for me. I'd hate to waste all that good food. I might just stick to the market. We live in a rural county and have plenty of good farms (even organic).

amandajean said...

the pasta dish looks delicious!

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