Sunday, May 14, 2017

“Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.”

~ Michael Greger

One of the best gifts of spring is spinach and  are feasting on spinach salad from the garden almost daily right now. It tastes so sweet after a winter without fresh greens. Eating in season, in addition to providing nutritional benefits, gives us a new appreciation for our food as we anticipate and enjoy the flavours of each season. Spring eating is the sweetest of all.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I am “humming” the Popeye the Sailor song now! lol Beautiful, rich green color and so tasty and good for you. Have a blessed day.

    1. Hope you had a wonderful Sunday. Mildred.

  2. We are having asparagus in Pennsylvania. I don’t know how it stacks up with spinach nutritionally, but it sure tastes good.

    1. Our asparagus is just starting. It’s so delicious!

  3. Dear Linda, one of my favorite foods is spinach, but I can’t finish a whole bag, bought at the grocery store, before the leaves begin to spoil. So I always end up throwing away from 1/3 to 1/2 of the bag. I can’t drive anymore and so going to the farmer’s market for spinach is difficult. I need to find some way to keep the grocery-store spinach fresh. Any suggestions????? Peace.

    1. Karen has a great tip above. I don’t buy packaged spinach but what I do with my garden greens if I pick more than I will use in a day is wash it, spin it, and throw it in a plastic bag with a sheet of paper towel to absorb excess moisture.

  4. Hey, Dee…if you layer the spinach with paper towels in an air-tight tupperware, it lasts way longer. I used to have the same problem when I bought a bag. Linda – how did you get the spinach to stand up in this photo?

    1. The tabletop is actually four individual boards. I tucked the stem of the spinach between a couple of them and then removed the resulting gap in post processing. The spinach leaf was big and sturdy and stood easily once I was able to prop it up between the boards. I tried a few different things before landing on this. Part of the fun of photography is stepping outside the box and trying different things!

      1. Ah! there sometimes is so much to a “simple” shot, eh?

        1. Yes, and that’s part of the fun!

    2. Dear Karen, thanks so much for the tip. I’ll do it! Layer as they say. Peace.

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