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I am in awe of how beautiful my AP grown Silver Beet plants are. The leaves are almost invariably perfect in shape, colour and texture. They are blemish and bug free and never need washing. They are about as close to perfect as vegetable produce gets, I reckon. And the flavour - wow! Oh, yes - apparently Silver Beet leaves are very healthy for you to eat, too.

Every day I harvest pristine Silver Beet leaves, large and small, but there are always more waiting for me when I come back again. Rendang may have professed his love for his trout but it is a beautiful Silver Beet leaf that gets my pulse racing.


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What's your favourite way to eat them PLJ?

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Thanks, ArBe.

Katmac, I normally just steam the leaves in one of those double saucepan set-ups. It is when it is cooked like this that I can't believe how sensational the flavour is. I also throw Silver Beet leaves into every curry, stir-fry, soup, pasta sauce, etc that I make. They cook up to just about nothing but I enjoy seeing bits of healthy green leaves in my cooking.

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Another option - use a slow press juicer - add Apple and a hot chilly with the silverbeet.
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These just picked beauties will be going into the spinach and feta rolls I'm about to make for dinner, along with some AP (dried) tomatoes, chives, spring onions, an egg from our chooks, and a bit of rice. Home made AP tomato sauce on top :)

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Gabe, I'm not familiar with a slow press juicer. I will just have to look it up and find out what I've been missing. As far as the rest of your tasty use of Silver Beet description goes, I grow plenty of AP chillies, and brought home two apple trees just today. I suppose that means I'm only a couple of years behind you now.

Guna, nice pair of leaves! Yours make mine look rough around the edges but really they were just quite crinkly. From your description it sounds like only the feta and the rice aren't your home produce. That's a top effort - well done!

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more common name is cold press juicer!

Get one - even the cheap hand crank ones (like i have), squeeze the very last drop out of everything.

A warning - its an acquired taste. My wife hates the taste, me on the other hand think that everything goes well with chilies. :D

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Had to dig up this thread again now that I am so madly in love with my own silverbeet crop.
My OH, in-laws, parents and friends are all thoroughly sick of hearing me say "I just can't get over the silverbeet!"
I even caught myself cradling a bunch of it like a baby after harvesting some the other morning. It was only the bemused look from Dom that made me realise what I was doing. Eeep!
But it's delicious, and so prolific! I'm off to Masters on my way home to buy some seeds so I can have a year-round supply :)

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I was so surprised by how clean tasting it was, zero bitter aftertaste, so so tasty. Mine have gone to seed but I still harvest the small leaves and cut the plant off just above the gravel level and they sprout up again.

You can't go wrong with steamed silverbeet dressed in a simple balsamic and olive oil dressing, or cooked with a bit of garlic and lemon juice. I've always liked silverbeet but since having it from my system, I love it.

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I made a simple spinach quiche with some fresh silverbeet from the AP (most recipes I found asked for frozen spinach) , it was delicious.

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I'll have to try this in my system which is looking more like a greenhouse every day

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I just found this thread. I bought an omega jucer off of my friend yesterday. I juced up some carrots, an apple, and quite a bit of swiss chard. I was worried that the chard would be overpowering. It was not. It tasted fantastic. I was watching a video on how to extract coconut oil with it. That got me to thinking that it might work to de-fat dehydrated BSFL.

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We love Chard, there I said it, but love collard greens even more.

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