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It's Fresh Spinach Day (7-16) ...Bonus Recipe!

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Post  goofygramma Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:39 am

Spinach is an annual plant that is part of the goosefoot family. It was native to southwestern Asia, but moved into Europe by the 12th century. It didn't became cultivated worldwide until the 1920s when it was discovered to be so nutritious. It's fate was sealed in the 1930s when Popeye sang, "I'm strong to the finish cause I eat my spinach". It has been a popular vegetable ever since.

*Bonus Recipe*

Fresh Spinach Salad

1 pound fresh spinach
1 head red lettuce
1/2 pound bacon
3 hard boiled eggs
1 small red onion
4 ounces feta cheese

4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil

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