Love Me Some Fresh Garden Veggies!

by Joyce Lee
(S UT)

My Grandson helping with the harvest

My Grandson helping with the harvest

This Picture Is From Last Summers Garden. This Summers Garden Is At Least 4-6 Weeks Away From Being As Productive Because Of The Cold Weather And Critters. However, One Of My Daughters Has Swiss Chard In Abundance Already Which She Sweetly Shares With Me!

Sunday I Made The Yummiest Solar Cooked Chard And Bacon Quiche Ever!

My Husband Won't Touch Anything Quiche Though So I Called It A Cheesy Chard And Bacon Pie And He Ate Almost Half Of It In One Sitting.

I Love This Time Of Year When We Can Eat What We Produce From Our Garden. And Cooking It Solar, Assured Me That I Am Not Losing Nutrition Through Dehydration. The Bonus Of Course Is That Because The Natural Sugars In Your Fruits And Veggies Cook Slower,The Taste Is Enhanced!

If You Are Getting Your First Harvest Of Chard Or Spinach About Now, Try This "Pie"! Let Me Know If You Like It Too!

Cheesy Chard And Bacon "Pie"


Pie Crust Baked 10-15 min. In Solar Oven
(I Used A 9" Deep Dish Crust)
3 Tbsp Butter
3 Cloves Garlic Chopped
1 Small Onion Hopped
3 Heaping Cups Chopped Or Torn Swiss Chard
(I Didn't Use Any Stem In This)
2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Salt And Pepper To Taste.
3 Eggs Beaten
1 5 Oz Container Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp Buttermilk
1/2 Cup Bacon Crumbles

Saute Onion And Garlic In Butter Till Transparent. Add Bacon And Chard And Saute Till Chard Is Just Wilted A Bit. Remove From Heat And Stir In 1 Cup Cheese.
Pour into Pie Crust.

Then Mix Eggs And Yogurt And Milk. Pour Into Pie Crust Over Chard.

Bake 30 Mi In Preheated Solar Oven, Sprinkle Remaining Cheese Over Top And Finish Cooking Till Center Is Set And Toothpick Test Comes Out Clean.

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Jun 05, 2014
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Glad You Enjoyed the Recipe
by: Anonymous

Cal, Your Modifications Sound Great Too! And Christa, I Have A Couple More Really Yummy Ways To Use Chard And I Will Put Them On The Page This Weekend. This Recipe Works Great Without Crust But My Husband Won't Eat It Without!!!

Jun 05, 2014
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Option with Swiss Chard
by: Cal Griggs

You don't know how happy I was to see your recipe for Swiss Chard quiche. Living here in AZ we have had Swiss Chard all winter and spring long and I was just at my wits end figuring out what to do with the stuff. I mean, boiling it, stir frying with it and mixing it with eggs in the morning has it's limits.

So I tried your recipe. GREAT! Good flavor and filling. I did modify the recipe a bit, I used ham instead of the bacon bits (too expensive)and used our home made goats milk yogurt instead of the Greek yogurt. Darned it was good!

Jun 04, 2014
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Sounds delicious!
by: Christa

This sounds delicious! And what a great way to cook Swiss Chard! I'm not good at figuring out ways to cook Swiss Chard or spinach; I need to remember this. I don't have a solar oven, but I bet it would work in my Solar Hot Pot (without the crust)!

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