My Favorite Leafy Greens

Is it Wednesday already?  By golly, it is.  Which means I’ve got a list of five things for y’all.  In an effort to work on food topics, here are some ways to think about leafy greens, which you know you ought to be eating more of. 

1.)  Spinach. I love spinach.  Which is convenient, because it’s awfully good for me.  And you. You know how I like spinach best?  Raw.  Why would anybody use iceberg lettuce as a salad base when you can get baby spinach, which actually tastes like something. Plus, you get great big forearms if you eat enough of it.

2.)  Collards.  I also love me some collards.  The question is, how much nutrition is left in collard greens by the time they cook as long as I like ’em to cook?  I don’t need you to answer that.  And yes, I recognize they don’t do it for a lot of people.  That’s good.  More for me.  And forget what you may have heard about substituting smoked turkey legs for pig parts with collards.  You need a ham hock, or maybe some fatback.

3.)  Turnip Greens.  You know what’s great about turnips?  Two vegetables in one – the turnip and the greens.  Re-read number 2 above for my feelings on preparation.  The same applies here.

4.)  Romaine Lettuce.  I’m sure there’s plenty you can do with romaine other than Caesar salad, but why would you?  And please don’t put chicken on it, just enjoy the salad.  I prefer it the way that has become traditional – plenty of Parmesan and croutons. I’d just as soon you left the anchovies off as well.  As a matter of fact, if you choose to involve anchovies, I can’t eat with you.

5.)  Cabbage.  Two words:  Cole slaw.  Two more words:  Corned beef.  And a funky-phresh eighties dance. What’s not to like?

Thanks for reading.  Here’s a hint that often applies to this blog:  Not only should you use the links (particularly on this post), you should hover over them before you click.  I write more stuff there.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brenda on March 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Can’t like the dance instructor….if I tell Scott he’s been doing the cabbage patch dance I don’t think he’ll believe me. BTW, I’ve seen you twice in the mornings while I was taking Scott to school. I would have blown the horn but both times you’ve been securing one of your sprightly daughters and I didn’t want to take the chance of you bumping your head! I could tell you’ve lost weight too! Good going Harv!


  2. I love greens, including Kale and Swiss Chard! Nice additions to soups and other dishes.


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