Do you know what this is?
May 4, 2021 5:27am CST
One of my friends subscribes to a regular veg box scheme, which means she gets a box of seasonal vegetables delivered to her home every week. Of course she just gets whatever is available, and sometimes doesn’t fancy it or gets too much of the same thing, so she passes any extras to us - we are willing to try anything, and we can usually reciprocate with something from the garden, or a few eggs in exchange. This week she handed over a bundle containing these. Do you know what they are? (I’m not really expecting readers outside Europe and maybe north America to recognise them). Have you ever eaten them and if so do you have a favourite recipe? All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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• United Kingdom
We already ate some - I read that they could be made into fritters using chickpea (gram) flour, so instead I mixed the cooked cardoon with onion and made bhajis. This time I thought I would try this recipe with honey and pine nuts
• Cambridge, England
From your photo, it looks like some kind of mad cross between celery and sprouting broccoli. Is it Swiss Chard? Whatever it is, I'd be tempted to braise it, like celery, with a little oil, chicken stock and maybe some parmesan.
• United States
@owlwings I've never seen chard any color but red. I had no idea it came in other colors. I agree, I'm wondering if the stalks are a variation of celery I've not seen before. I thought the color was... different but thought maybe it's been too long since we bought any to be sure.
• Nairobi, Kenya
It looks familiar but I can't tell very well because the part with leaves look like it has been chopped. Leaves help me know fast. I've eaten many types of vegetables although we call many of them with local names or mother tongue names