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Bright lights


We have lots of rainbow silverbeet in our little vege garden. For those in other countries, you might know of silverbeet as swiss chard. This variety is called Brighlights.

I’ve seen other gardens with pink, red, orange and yellow but ours only sprouts red, pink and the very normal white.

Silverbeet grows easily in New Zealand gardens though it is often hated by kids and grown ups alike. It can be used in place of spinach in just about any recipe.

I think it’s quite beautiful. It’s just begging to be shown off on a colourful plate of food.


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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. We have gorgeous sunshine yellow stemmed chard in Oz too. It’s a shame the colour fades when they’re cooked but when you have access to such young leaves, I’d be eating them as salad!

  2. Janet Rörschåch says

    Those have got to be some of the prettiest stems I have ever seen. WOW!

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