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see artichokeartichoke,
name for two different plants of the family Asteraceae (aster family), both having edible parts. The French, or globe, artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is a thistlelike plant of which the globular flower heads are used in the immature state as a salad or vegetable;
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; beetbeet,
biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of
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(Beta cicla, B. vulgardis cicla), a biennial vegetable and ornamental plant. The leaves (leaf varieties) or the petioles (petiole varieties) are used in various foods. Ornamental varieties have beautiful curly, wrinkled leaves with variously colored petioles and leaf veins (mostly red or yellow). Chard is cultivated in Western and Southern Europe, the United States, and other regions. In the USSR it is seldom cultivated.

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Potting soil, Swiss chard seedling, pelleted organic fertilizers were purchased from Stodels Nurseries, Cape Town, South Africa.
Season with salt and pepper, then pour over the chard and potatoes.
Barricade Chard - played by Stanley Baker - was raised in Plymouth and joined the Royal Engineers after training at the Royal Military Academy.
With the addition of Chard, Target Logistics operates 17 properties in the United States, Canada and Mexico with more than 5,500 total beds.
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.
Lucas Hollweg (left) and the ruby chard with lemon and feta dish from his book, Good Things To Eat by (Harper Collins, pounds 20)
A favorite bartender for many years at several area restaurants, Chard had a warm welcome for everyone he hosted.
Chard says: "He will be greatly missed by all in Epsom and further afield.
The combination of traditional nutrients, phytonutrients, and fiber in chard makes it effective in preventing digestive tract cancers, especially cancer of the colon.
Meanwhile, place the swiss chard in a colander in the sink and pour a kettle of just-boiled water over to wilt it.
In center, arrange a layer of chard, from above, 1/4-inch thick and
Podiatrist and researcher Angus Chard said children were being used as it was easier to study the development of the arch in their foot, which occurs in the first six to eight years.