“I got this recipe from a "fresh from the farmer's market" cookbook. The book arranges all of the recipes by the seasons. This is a fantastic winter recipe straight from Italy! If you love pasta try this dish! It's super quick and easy to prepare too!”

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  1. Separate the chard leaves from ribs with a knife. Wash the leaves and transfer to a pot, with just water clinging to them. Cover and cook over moderate heat until wilted, about 5 minutes. Drain, pressing out excess water, but don't squeeze them dry. Chop coarsely.
  2. Heat 1/3 cup of olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over moderate heat. Add garlic and hot pepper flakes and saute until garlic is lightly covered, about 2 minutes. Add greens, season highly with salt and pepper and toss to coat with seasonings. Keep warm.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta to pot and add remaining tablespoon of oil. Toss until coated, then add greens and toss again. Grate ricotta salata over the pasta and toss again, adding some reserved water if needed to keep pasta moist.
  4. Transfer to warm plates.

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