Spinach

As children we all watched Popeye eat his canned spinach, but it’s so much more than that.  Fresh and picked young, it’s delicious in a salad, mild and flavorful.  Sauteed, it’s delicious with garlic or cream, and it can be added to soups or eggs.  It is one of the vegetables that loves the cold.  One of the first vegetables of spring and the last grown in the fall, it is a wonderful way to extend the season.  I have even heard of people planting it in the late fall for a winter thaw.  Occasionally it will warm enough in the winter for it to come up and harvest baby greens before the next snowfall.

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