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BS: Spinach

10 Dec 04 - 09:35 AM (#1352950)
Subject: BS: Spinatch
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Hello, Do you like spinach or not? i do,
i'm eating some now, [lamb steak, spinatch, and tin potatoes],
it was in a tin from coop.


10 Dec 04 - 09:36 AM (#1352951)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: MMario

tinned spinach I cannot stomach - not unless it's hidden in something.
fresh or frozen - that's okay


10 Dec 04 - 09:37 AM (#1352953)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

oh.


10 Dec 04 - 09:39 AM (#1352957)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Ellenpoly

Got to agree with MMario on this. Fresh or frozen is great..tinned, not so much.

Popeye would of course disagree.

;-)


10 Dec 04 - 09:40 AM (#1352958)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: MMario

fresh spinach - quickly stir fried with garlic, some soy sauce, a touch of sesame oil - delicious! Also great in salads.

A "wilted" spinach salad with a hot bacon and onion dressing is fantastic.


10 Dec 04 - 09:40 AM (#1352959)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Georgiansilver

I dearly love eating spinach and it is so good for me I am told. I do not however look like popeye yet!! How about you John?
Best wishes.


10 Dec 04 - 09:43 AM (#1352963)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rapparee

Fresh spinach, destemmed and torn into shreds (or use baby spinach), tossed with dried and sweetened cranberries, toasted pine nuts or walnuts, crispy cooked bacon crumbles, topped with shredded goat cheese spiced with basil and dried tomatoes, with a wild huckleberry (or red raspberry) dressing...mmm, mmm, good!

Hard boiled eggs with spinach are a sympton of the abomination of desolation.


10 Dec 04 - 09:45 AM (#1352965)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: GUEST,Popeye The Sailor

I yam what I yam because of tinned spinach, I'm Popeye The Sailor Man.


10 Dec 04 - 09:47 AM (#1352968)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: GUEST,Bluto

Yeah. And if ya want to have yer arms grow funny, squint, and run around with an ugly goilfriend, eat yer spinach jist like Popeye says. Har har har!


10 Dec 04 - 10:46 AM (#1353045)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: GUEST,Olive

Who ya' callin ugly you brute?

Saves me Popeye. Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhh.


10 Dec 04 - 10:53 AM (#1353048)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Paco Rabanne

Fox stir fry with spinach, divine!


10 Dec 04 - 10:58 AM (#1353050)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: GUEST,Raggytash

Spinach,lamb chops and new potatoes all in one tin, amazing


10 Dec 04 - 11:04 AM (#1353058)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

I grew up eating the canned spinach, and sometimes it's interesting in a retro sort of way, but I do like it fresh steamed or cut up in salads. I live in the south but didn't grow up here, so I'm not versed in using a lot of the local greens. I have always grown Swiss chard, however, and I find it more versatile than spinach and use it a lot. When it gets bigger it works in dishes the way cabbage will (it holds up in soups, doesn't melt away like spinach would). Chopped up and submerged in the egg/milk mix it's great in quiche. Cut and steamed it's good wilted with a little vinegar, like spinach.

I've used it in Middle Eastern recipes with lamb. And spinach pie--it's so good (and I might even cheat and eat some even though I try to avoid dairy products these days).

SRS


10 Dec 04 - 11:07 AM (#1353060)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: MMario

SRS - try one of the non dairy milks....you can get rice, soy, almond, etc these days.


10 Dec 04 - 11:13 AM (#1353063)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: kendall

I like canned spinach with a bit of vinegar.
There are two Chinese buffet restaurants in my area that have cooked spinach with a topping of cheese, that thick stringy stuff that they put on pizza, and on onion soup.


10 Dec 04 - 11:17 AM (#1353068)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: ThreeSheds

If you like spinach pop along to the italian stall on Beverley Market( the one with the longest queue in the market) and buy some of their excellant Spinach and ricotta rolls also recomended is everything else on the stall, but before you all descend on the stall let me get there first!!


10 Dec 04 - 11:52 AM (#1353123)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: gnu2

Thanks ! I didn't know what I wanted for lunch... canned spinach and canned green beans in scrambled eggs. Hey, try it first. mmmmm.


10 Dec 04 - 11:57 AM (#1353128)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rapparee

One word: spanikopita.


10 Dec 04 - 12:06 PM (#1353145)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Bat Goddess

Ah, but soft poached eggs on a bed of lightly steamed fresh spinach with dollops of a sauce made of mayonnaise with a touch of Pommery mustard mixed in -- divine.

Add lots of buttered whole wheat toast to sop everything up with.

Eggs Florentine for people who need names for things.

Linn


10 Dec 04 - 12:11 PM (#1353152)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: SINSULL

Chicken Broth with a well drained/well rinsed small tin of spinach.
Yum.


10 Dec 04 - 12:50 PM (#1353189)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

MMario, I use a lot of soy cheese. They make some halfway decent flavors now, but I don't find some of them very often. I would like some soy feta and ricotta. As it is, I use mashed up soft tofu for the ricotta and mix in soy mozarella and add an extra egg to my lasagna mix. It's doable (but sometimes it's just worth eating it with the dairy and taking the decongestant for several days afterward!)

I agree with Kendall, that canned spinach with vinegar is an old childhood favorite. I may pick some up this afternoon!

SRS


10 Dec 04 - 01:50 PM (#1353247)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rapparee

Sautee (i.e., fry) onions with streaky bacon, crisping the bacon. Add vinegar and sugar to make a liquid, toss in spinach and cook it until the spinach wilts. This is also great with dandelion greens or, really, most any other sort of greens (except ramps).


10 Dec 04 - 02:00 PM (#1353257)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: kendall

I was 13 years old before we got a refrigerator, so we depended on canned goods. Moher used to "put up" many kinds of food in glass jars. I got to where I hated canned makerel.


10 Dec 04 - 03:07 PM (#1353341)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Ebbie

I actually like canned (tinned?) spinach - with vinegar - better than I like fresh spinach. I suspect that when I'm preparing fresh, I'm not ruthless enough in the destemming process. Excpet for in quiches, spinaka and casseroles. But for eating it 'straight', give me canned.


10 Dec 04 - 03:33 PM (#1353370)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Bill D

nothankyouVERYmuch


10 Dec 04 - 03:39 PM (#1353374)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: ToulouseCruise

I actually have a two foot stuffed Popeye here at my desk (stuffed with spinach, perhaps).

Please do not ask me why it is here.

Brian.


10 Dec 04 - 04:37 PM (#1353423)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: *Laura*

no


10 Dec 04 - 04:46 PM (#1353433)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rapparee

I will not ask why it is there. Instead, I'll just make something up.

Let's see....

There is a two foot high (I assume that it's two feet high) Popeye on your desk because you also have a stuffed Olive Oyl and like to put them in compromising positions.

There is a two foot high Popeye there because it reminds you of your long-lost love, Maggie Thatcher.

I can do even better. Let me think....


10 Dec 04 - 05:20 PM (#1353453)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

He has a two-foot stuffed Popeye on his desk because he's a serial murderer who dismembers his victims and he didn't have anywhere else to stash those two feet. . .


10 Dec 04 - 06:32 PM (#1353530)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Tannywheeler

I'm with you, SRS. Fresh chard is one of the great gifts of God to the human race.
Hubby is from Uvalde, Tex., which is in a major agricultural area of the state. Little town called La Pryor, just south of Uv. called itself the Spinach Capital of the World for years. They had, according to Hubby, a statue of Popeye in the town square. He's always gonna take me to see it, but not yet. Bigger'n 2 ft.    Tw


10 Dec 04 - 08:38 PM (#1353620)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Scoville

I grew up with frozen spinach and always ate it with either vinegar or lemon juice, even when I was little. I like fresh spinach, too, in salads or steamed. I like the wilted spinach and bacon as long as it's not really oily.

I don't think I've ever eaten canned spinach.


10 Dec 04 - 09:42 PM (#1353661)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Peace

It's OK, but I prefer beet greens or chard.


10 Dec 04 - 09:47 PM (#1353666)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: catspaw49

I'm with Mario and I love wilted spinach as well as wilted lettuces. I make a killer hot bacon dressing and we have it on the average of once a week in the summer and still pretty often all year long anymore.

I think spinach though, I think Manicotti!!!! And for those of you reducing fats.......Try the fat free ricotta. I use it in cooking and it's worked out well. Spinach, parmesan, romano, garlic, oregano and the fat free ricotta makes a great manicotti and it's really low in fat and not too high in calories.

I like sauteed lettuces as a side to steaks and chops too. A combination of them is always better such as escarole, red romaine, and spinach, in olive oil with a touch of red wine vinegar, romano, and garlic.....LOVE IT!

The tinned stuff? Well, if you squeeze all the juice out of it, add a bit of olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and parmesan.......it eats.

Spaw


10 Dec 04 - 09:52 PM (#1353668)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Canned spinach is an abomination! It's like somebody tasted fresh spinach in one of the many sumptuous forms in which it may be presented, and said, "Mmmm! This stuff is really good! Wouldn't it be a great practical joke to figure out a way to make it taste like shit?" So, they cooked it until all the taste was gone and the texture was roughly the same as last week's snot. Then they put it in a metal can so it could absorb the wonderful taste of the metal. I'd rather just throw the spinach out and eat the can.


10 Dec 04 - 10:03 PM (#1353676)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: catspaw49

LOL at BeeDub!!! Yeah man......You really do have it right! I eat some of them for reasons known only to god.....The worst of the greens in a can I think is maybe kale or mustard.....really hideous even after I go through the squeeze out and re-season thing.

Thankfully we get reasonably fresh stuff in the supermarkets nowadays. It's great to have so many of the greens and leafy things year round. Like swiss chard....another favorite. The only thing I never see is one of my true favorites and that's dandelion greens....for pretty obvious reasons. It was always a highlight of springtime to have a big batch of dandelion greens............Heaven is a place where dandelions grow year round.   And as that the old ethnic joke goes (applicable in my case)....How do you get rid of all the Italians in America? Plant dandelions down the center of the freeway.

Spaw


11 Dec 04 - 11:15 AM (#1353990)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

Spaw, I haven't had manicotti in ages, but I've just realized that it would be a dish my kids adore. What's your recipe? You cook the pasta, stuff it, then bake it? Do tell!

SRS


11 Dec 04 - 03:12 PM (#1354155)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Cluin

I love it. Best thing in the world!

By the way, you spelled it wrong. Leave the p and i out next time.


12 Dec 04 - 03:20 AM (#1354534)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

i'm not bothered about spelling, people know waht i was on about anyway.


12 Dec 04 - 11:37 AM (#1354730)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

Yeah, but Cluin was on about something else altogether. Fine dining of a different sort.


12 Dec 04 - 09:48 PM (#1355200)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: mg

great salads from it. Try spinach, red peppers, feta cheese and walnuts. If it is a bit past the salad prime, take six eggs (beaten), 1 cup milk or cream, handfulls of spinach, chopped if it is not baby spinach, a bunch of greated cheese, basil or other herbs (or try nutmeg) and bake for 1 hour or less at 350. Great quiche-like dish. Or we had at Sunnycamp some great spinach salads---prettiest might have been with pears, fancy cheese and dried cranberries and walnuts. mg


12 Dec 04 - 10:01 PM (#1355212)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Stilly River Sage

Sounds like a great looking holiday meal, Mary!


13 Dec 04 - 12:02 AM (#1355264)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: beetle cat

no.   no no no no.
I'm a kid, and kids arnt allowed to like spinach.
unless i get to hold my nose when I'm eating it.
then... maybe.


13 Dec 04 - 09:05 AM (#1355529)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rapparee

Since when have kids done what they're told?

I made some potato/leek soup over the weekend with smoked sausage and caraway seeds in it. Tossed in a couple handfulls of baby spinach (de-veined), and some Tiger Sauce. Quite tasty, if I do say so!


13 Dec 04 - 08:37 PM (#1356113)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: ThreeSheds

Sag alloo curry of choice lashings of lager = fine English cuisine


21 Jun 07 - 09:15 PM (#2083621)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Kurdish people eat a meal made from spinitch,
its called Kooma sabsy (sp?), and its really nice

its spinitch, lamb, dill, lemongrass, and some other stuff etc and its really nice.


21 Jun 07 - 09:21 PM (#2083627)
Subject: RE: BS: Spinatch
From: bobad

"I'm strong to the finish cuz I eats me spinach........"