If there is a variety of spinach to introduce to your kids, this is the one. Straight from the farm, it was crunchy, crisp, and had the most beautiful purple-tipped roots. After I’ve seen the potential for spinach, it’s going to be hard to return to those limp bagged baby spinach greens that you so often see in the grocery store. This is spinach with heft. Popeye-approved 100%.
ME: Do you know what you’re eating? What is it?
LAUREN: Green leaf lettuce?
ME: No, it’s not green leaf lettuce. Does anyone know what the green leaves are on their plate?
SAM: I don’t know.
ME: Have you guys ever tried spinach before?
LAUREN: I have.
ME: You have? Where? At school? Where have you tried spinach before?
LAUREN: When we were cooking something.
ME: You and me?
LAUREN: No. At camp.
ME: Oh cool. Have you had spinach before Emma?
EMMA: But it was tinier.
ME: Have you guys ever heard of Popeye? Who’s Popeye.
ME: No, it’s not Papa (their grandfather). Popeye is a really strong guy with big muscles. You know what he loves to eat?
ME: He eats spinach. That’s what he eats all the time. Can you believe that? He eats this stuff. What do you guys think, does it taste good?
LAUREN: With some olive oil and salt on it.
ME: Yeah. You like it, Emma?
LAUREN: It tasted so bad plain.