Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's spinach time!

It's spinach harvesting time in my garden! Granted it's been pretty cold here and now we are finally getting some warm weather. We are just lucky our cold frame has been working it's wonders and our baby spinach is ready for eating!

I just love baby spinach, don't you? My soon to be 4 year old loves it in a smoothie like this...

Spinach-Strawberry Smoothie
1 cup of Almond milk or Soy milk
1/2 cup of Strawberries
1/2 cup of Raspberries
1/2 cup of Baby Spinach
1/2 cup of ice

Blend it up! Makes 1.5-2 servings :) Tip: You could use frozen strawberries and/or raspberries and then you don't need to use any ice!

I thinned out my spinach by picking a bowl full. Made a couple salads, plus the two smoothies (no way my lil one and I share a glass, we each have to have our own..hehe).

There is something rewarding about growing your own food, even if it's just a leafy green, easy and quick to grow. I can't wait to pick our cucumbers, beans, zucchini, varities of lettuces and herbs, strawberries and blueberries..geez summer hurry up and get here!


rawkinmom said...

You're finally back!!! :)
I have never had luck with spinach before....but eat it everyday!!!

Maggie said...

Hey hun! :D Yes I have not been a consistent blogger this year, it sort of gets put on the back burner for me. I still love it though :D