This spring, I noticed I had some volunteer spinach growing along the sidewalk. I left them for Lulu to nibble on as she wandered past. I also thought it might keep her away from the other plants growing in the garden. Wrong! She'll eat a side of spinach before moving over to the tiny cabbage and bok choi plants for a leaf or two - unfortunately for those plants, a leaf or two is most of the plant. :(
Since the spinach has been doing so well, I decided Lulu could share her bounty with us.
I recently got a steamer and decided to try cooking some spinach. Yum! It was so tender and much easier to cook than boiling it in a pot and having to try to turn the spinach so it all gets done at the same time. We ate it straight from the steamer with a drizzle of vinegar. (Sorry no pics as I forgot to snap some before we ate it all.)
I also made a spinach salad that I regularly made in the past. Again no pics but it is not hard to make. Chop 1/2 pound of bacon and fry until done. Boil several eggs, peel and slice. Slice some mushrooms. Wash spinach and rip into bite-sized pieces. Place spinach in bowl and sprinkle on bacon bits. Add egg and mushroom slices. Drizzle on ranch dressing. Enjoy!