Last Saturday, I went to a Farmer’s Market near my mother’s house in California. Their planting season is several weeks ahead of us here on the East Coast, so it was great to see so many wonderful fruits and vegetables laid out on rows and rows of tables.
Now that farmer’s markets are slowly opening again after a long winter, please take advantage of them. It’s great to be able to meet and speak with the person who grew the food you’re going to put on the dinner table.
One of the veggies that caught my eye last Saturday was Swiss Chard. I only recently began cooking with it, and it really is a delicious and vitamin-rich ingredient that can be added to just about any dish. Today, I’m combining Swiss Chard with lentils to make a tasty and healthy soup. This recipe makes a big batch of soup, but as you know, soup is always better the second day. 🙂