This shall be my first meal journal post. Just a bit of explanation and photos–no recipes, particularly if it’s not necessary.
Speaking of firsts, this happens to be our first Swiss chard of the season (we planted a bit late, I suppose) and so I have not yet come to the point where I need to mask it with strong flavours, say cooked with a heavy chile bean paste or with boiled and eaten like goma ae.
Rather, I can still enjoy it, fried with a copious quantity of butter and the addition of some sliced green onion.
Swiss chard is one of the few vegetables that we grow, only barely preventing our garden from becoming a potato monoculture. It grows easily, produces bountifully (perhaps a bit too bountiful, but a decent gift for neighbours) and requires minimal care.