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ar·ti·choke

(ahr'ti-chōk)
A vegetable (Cynara scolymus) that has purported medicinal value in treating high cholesterol, snakebite, and sundry intestinal disorders.
[It. articiocco, fr. Ar. al-khurshuf]

artichoke

(art′ĭ-chōk″) [Italian articiocco]
The edible head of a thistle-like vegetable (Cynara scolymus), which is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A and K, and trace minerals.
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"This changed the partnership, creating a shared vision for success," Chard said.
Use tongs to add the Swiss chard leaves in batches, as needed, adding more as each batch cooks down.
the gratin: half the chard and potatoes into an ovenproof dish, scatter over onion, then place rest of the chard and potatoes on top.
John Chard was not only a great friend and supporter of Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch, he was also the Patron of many UELAC branches.
Along with beets, spinach and quinoa, chard (Beta vulgaris) is part of the chenopod, or goosefoot, family, so named for the shape of its leaves.
Thanks again to Jeffrey for sharing his great chard--his generosity brings me a smile every time I look at the dwarf apple tree just peeking up from my glowing bed of chard!
RUBY CHARD WITH LEMON AND FETA (serves 2) ingredients 300g ruby or rainbow chard; extra-virgin olive oil; ' sliced red onion; 2 sliced garlic cloves; sea salt and pepper; lemon juice and zest; 2-3 tbsp raisins, 75g feta method?
"Chard" Shea, 56, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, April 15, 2011 in UMass Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.
Alph raced 40 times under rules, winning six races, all over hurdles, and gave owner Andy Chard and all his followers a number of memorable days.
Similar to spinach and beets with a flavor that is bitter, pungent and slightly salty, Swiss chard is a tall, leafy green vegetable with a thick, crunchy stalk that comes in white, red, or yellow with wide, fan-like green leaves.