I’ve begun getting vegetables by way of a very health/environmental-friendly pal. Each week she delivers (to her large following) a newly picked array of freshness from a pair of sisters who have been working their local family farm…forever. We are all happy to help sustain them with our purchases as much as we are happy to be sustained by their tender loving care.
She handed off my two big bunches of greens with a video explaining them. I’ve been known to cook without researching, which very often works against me. But, hey, this is a “green”, so could I really go wrong?
I was told it is “Italian Gidi”. It looks like Swiss Chard. So it got cooked as Swiss Chard. I turned on a couple of stovetop burners and quickly chopped.
1 yellow onion
1 red onion
3 cloves garlic
blop of olive oil to cover the hot skillet
These items were in the pantry, so that’s what was put in said skillet. Low heat until “cooked”. That means “tender but not mushy” in my lexicon.
2 bunches of chard
These I washed and chopped into (big) bites, perhaps 2-3″ in length. I steamed them… briefly…until I saw a green that was pleasing to the eye. Not mushy, just “right”.
You put the right foot in, and you shake it all about…
All combined for the Italian Hokey Pokey until deliciousness was met.
Hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. I poured a glass of wine, let it all settle, and became very, very happy. My little dwelling became infused with a lovely aroma. I opened the windows in hopes of making the neighbors a wee bit jealous. Funny how that little bit of time (and the little bit of wine?) can melt away the stresses of the day. Good greens. Fresh onions. Big cloves of garlic. The thought of two elderly Italian farm sisters. Some mighty chopping…