Fresh Chard

Fresh, organic chard straight from the garden really does taste different than what you can get in the store (plus, it's fairly easy to grow). Some people (like me) like it raw, chopped up, and mixed in with other greens on a salad. Other (like my husband) don't prefer to eat it raw. For those like my husband, here is a tasty, simple, and healthy recipe for fresh chard.

Shopping List:
• Several large leaves of fresh chard (remember that when it's cooked it will wilt into much smaller portions)
• 3 Cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Tablespoon organic butter (we buy the rolls of Amish butter—greater value at 2 pounds for about $8 and delicious taste)
• 1 Teaspoon balsamic vinegar (or more, to taste)
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Mince garlic
2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat
3. Add garlic and saute until lightly golden
4. Add chard and cook until slightly wilted (you don't want to cook out all the nutritious stuff)
5. Turn off heat and add the balsamic vinegar
6. Stir and let sit for a few minutes before serving

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