Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wild grapes, Swiss chard...

We are very lucky to have several wild grape plants in our property...
They are very capable of taking care of themselves, which means zero attention from me...
I just prune them and position their canes in such a way so as to provide easy harvesting...
We used to make preserves out of the wild grapes, which we consume with yoghurt...
But lately, I decided to make grape juice...
We managed to get about 1.5 liters of the juice last season...
No sugar added, and they tasted so natural and refreshing...
My missus wanted to have some color in the potager...
So, I purchased some swiss chard seeds from the internet...
The reds are good to look at, but not so good in taste...

The green swiss chard taste very good, and they have excellent texture which is pleasant for the tongue...
The leaves are huge, and we get a plateful with about just three leaves...
We pluck off the large leaves from the outside and they keep growing and growing, thus providing a long harvest...
They are beautiful to look at and good to eat... urrmmm...