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I was showing my brother my <a href="http://keegan.aexx.net/jpg/loaf.jpg" target="_blank">lintel loaf</a> and he said: "you should try swiss chard." And I said, whatis that like spinach and swiss cheese? And he was like "yeah if you were totally WRONG!" and he never told me, so what is it exactly?
 

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It's the greens of certain beets: <a href="http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/foods_view/1,1523,140,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshel...23,140,00.html</a><br><br>
Sometimes spinach can be subbed, and vice versa; but there's a taste difference.
 

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Actually there are many different varieties of Swiss Chard. I am at present trying to grow two of the rhubarb varieties. Here's a link with the different kinds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><a href="http://www.veseys.com/store.cfm?cat=98" target="_blank">http://www.veseys.com/store.cfm?cat=98</a>
 

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We had loads of swiss chard in the garden this summer, it grows very well here in Norway. Ate it all summer, steamed, mostly, it tastes kind of earthy, very good ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:">
 

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I also have a big patch of swiss chard in my garden.<br><br>
I love growing it because the insects seem to ignore it (don't know why - they just do)<br><br>
I get the variety pack and it gives me about four different varieties all at once - so colorful!!<br><br><br><br>
Swiss chard is a lot like spinach. You can eat it raw or you can steam it. It can sub for spinach in most recpies.<br><br>
It's great mixed in with your salad greens.<br><br><br><br>
Gardeners like it because, unlike traditional spinach that only grows well in cool weather, swiss chard will grow all through the season.<br><br><br><br>
You know - - I rarely see it in the grocery store. I wonder why that is - it is such a great veggie.
 
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