Text by Trina
Photos by Trina and Greg
As April draws to a close, we find ourselves simultaneously enjoying the tail end of last year’s garden – leeks which I overwintered with a deep layer of autumn leaf mulch – and the very beginnings of this year’s garden – chives, green onions and chard.
Potato and Leek Gratin:
Eggs baked in garden chard
In this version of this recipe, chard replaces the zucchini/squash, and the whole thing is put together like the country-grandma dish called Eggs in a Nest. We've had this with zucchini, according to the recipe, and it's great that way too!
It's better with a little goat cheese crumbled on top near the end of the baking time.
And, of course, even better with bacon.
Savory Swiss Chard Pancakes, with yogurt and chard and chives from the garden
Future garden fare, awaiting transplant: