Every time I make Indians greens (palak, saag, saagwala, etc) at home, the results are Fine but not as flavorful or as heavily spiced as my favorite Indian restaurants' dishes. Please provide me with your tried and true Indian greens recipes! [more inside]
In 'The Half-Life of Facts' there's this neat anecdote on the importance of checking data: a guy puts a decimal point in the wrong place and everyone thinks the wrong thing about spinach for decades. But this academic paper makes me wonder - has anyone ever checked the origin of that data? [more inside]
I suck at gardening. Past gardening efforts have ended in disaster (bug infestations, groundhog eating everything, plants dying for no obvious reason that I can see). This year, though, I would like for it to be different. I would like to grow my own leafy greens--kale, spinach, lettuces, chard, collards, etc. I'm not so interested in other things like tomatoes and peppers. Do you have any advice for exactly what I need to do to grow great greens? [more inside]
Your very best salad dressings and salad recipes needed! [more inside]
Has anyone else noticed that in loose-leaf packages of spinach from the store there's often a few leaves of a grass-like green in with them? What are they, and why do they go bad so fast? [more inside]
Lately I have been juicing. My favorite thing to juice is spinach but recently I have been gathering that too much spinach is not a good thing. Something about goitrogens and oxalic acids. I would like to know how much is too much. Hive?
What are your spinach secrets? How can I make cooked spinach at home that is as delicious as what I get at restaurants? Even loaded up with butter and salt, it's still not the same. [more inside]
How many pounds fresh spinach do I need to yield 1 pound cooked spinach? I can't believe how difficult this is to find: most of the Google search results are "x lbs spinach = x cups" or "how many ounces of fresh spinach in a pound" (groan). My recipe doesn't care about volume, it cares about weight!
I'm looking for some great recipes involving leafy greens (chard, kale, spinach, collards, etc.). The catch? I don't like leafy greens. [more inside]
There's a live moth living in a package of unopened, spinach. Should I cause a stink with the packing company? [more inside]
Sauteed spinach snafu! (bubbling spinach and fishy smells!) What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
Due to an unfortunate mixup at the bulk food emporium, I find myself in possession of a metric buttload of spinach. Help me use it with your favorite spinach recipes. [more inside]
How do you make the perfect spinach salad? [more inside]
Is there any chemical link between spinach and baking powder? [more inside]
How do I get more iron in my diet? [more inside]