THE BEAUTIFUL EYE
All through the long and glorious summer the garden rewarded us with glorious vegetables. I walk from the kitchen across the long stretch of grass and into the garden. It is another world of vegetables going quietly about their business of growing. Italian basil, Thai basil and parsley encircle the garden. No matter where I am in the garden I brush against these fragrant herbs as I harvest vegetables. My basket is filled with prickly zucchini and brilliant coloured rainbow Swiss chard. They will be the starring ingredients of the most delicious, refined and positively addictive vegetable gratin.
Zucchini and Swiss chard gratin takes the ubiquitous zucchini and the humble Swiss chard to new heights. Seasoned with onion, paprika and garlic. Enriched with Parmesan cheese, eggs and tart sour cream . Topped with buttery bread crumbs and fresh parsley this gratin is paradise in a dish. It was such a hit this summer that I made it over and over again. Served as the main course or as a side dish with roast chicken or pork it is summer perfection on a plate all year long.
The very best of summer – ZUCCHINI AND SWISS CHARD GRATIN.