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Sautéed Spinach

This is one of the meals Suzi is offering this season at Cooking by the Book: Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin and Sautéed Spinach. I’m going to post the meal in stages, beginning with the “bright” spot on the plate. The sautéed spinach is actually key to the success of this…

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Creamed Spinach and Leeks with Cheddar from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but using them and using them widely and well. Oh, and sweetly. Jams and marmalade and butters are, in most of our minds, things to adorn some toast or a bagel. We don’t…

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Springtime Risotto with Peas, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini and Even Spinach from Anne Bianchi

When spring arrives, in the supermarket if not in my own garden, I begin to salivate. There are those peas and the asparagus. All those lovely recipes that beg for fresh vegetables. At the top of our list, Suzen and I long for Springtime Risotto, lush with vegetables and rich from homemade broth. You can…

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Creamed Spinach

  That’s a head of spinach in the photo. Fresh off the delivery truck. Like any greens that you “buy” this head is perfectly edible but truthfully is showing signs of its last few days: tossed into a crate, refrigerated, trucked a few hundred miles, … What to do with spinach? Fresh from the garden,…

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