Swiss chard tart with Fontina Val d’Aosta and pine nuts

It’s a given that Swiss chard is delicious when sautéed; but pair it with the famed Fontina Val d’Aosta from the Italian Alps, and the humble green veggie becomes absolutely delectable.

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Individual Swiss chard gratins with breadcrumbs

Swiss chard is one of my favorite leafy greens, because it’s so easy to prepare and it always tastes delicious – and in these gratins, the Swiss chard is absolutely succulent!

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Sautéed beet greens with cumin and lemon zest-crispy fried garlic

Swiss chard is one of the most widely available (and consumed!) leafy greens. Beet greens, on the other hand, are usually unceremoniously tossed in the trash… the roots are typically the main attraction. But did you know that beets and Swiss chard belong to the same family of veggies?

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Pearled barley with carrots and Swiss chard

The inspiration for this recipe came from my own vegetable garden. It was early fall, the Swiss chard was looking luscious and begging to be picked, the carrots had patiently waited all summer long to be pulled (their moment had arrived!), and the scallions were threatening to invade the whole patch.

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Poached eggs with sautéed greens

I can’t think of a breakfast fare my husband, Marc, and I relish more than these poached eggs with sautéed greens. I often make this dish on Sunday mornings, in the fall and winter, when I can still harvest mustard greens or Swiss chard from our veggie garden.

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