We made it through another week, and it looks like we may even see some sun this weekend (knock on wood!).
Next week we are receiving first of the season spring Onions from Alvarez Farm (their farm is in Yakima, where it’s a little warmer). Until then, we’re enjoying the local spinach, spring onions, and asparagus!
Spinach is full of healthy nutrients and you can put it in a variety of dishes, including almost any pasta dish, casserole or stir-fry. Along with it’s ample stores of vitamins and antioxidants, spinach can assist in better eye health, cancer prevention and lowered blood pressure. The quickest way to cook spinach solo is to saute it in a pan, but keep in mind if you are including spinach in a stir-fry, it takes less time to cook than some thicker vegetables such as carrots. Here are eleven meal ideas you can add spinach to!
- Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
- Butter Garlic Risotto
- Stews & soups
- Green smoothies
- Salads & sandwiches
- As a pizza topping
- Southern Chicken & Collard Greens
- Roasted red pepper, pork and mushroom skillet
- Monkey bread
- Scrambled eggs
We have gorgeous local spinach and artichokes this week, which means making spinach artichoke dip is a must. We really love this recipe, and it’s the self-proclaimed “Best Spinach Artichoke Dip”, so we think you’ll enjoy it as well.
Keep an eye on our blog next week as we’ll have an update on local agriculture and some delicious ideas for Memorial Day.