Spinach Head

spinach pp

With the threat of eating too much of this  . . .

and turning into one of these . . .

spinach head pp

I recently harvested a bunch of greens to blanch and freeze for easy additions to breakfast meals and other dishes we might prepare throughout the course of a week. There are some objections to including such a readily available leafy green into the diet. In no particular order . . .

  1. Little Fella # 2, and
  2. GRAN

I myself have not found spinach, silverbeet or chards to be a problem to eat. I’m sure I’ve also had some pretty average meals with them growing up, but it hasn’t caused any long term afflictions or aversions to my knowledge.

To be fair, The Little Fellas will try it, and quite often eat it, depending on how small I cut it up and what it is put with. Gran on the other hand won’t touch the stuff.


About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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5 Responses to Spinach Head

  1. My mom used to over-boil the stuff – which made it into a bland pulp…. so back then hated it. Now I love it! Nice big leaf you got there. Do the rabbits eat them?


  2. tonytomeo says:

    Are silverbeet and chard the same thing?
    I grow chard for the greens, but simple beet refers to the root vegetable. (I also simmer the greens of the beet.)


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