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 Climbing spinach, a simple, non-slimy, delicious way to cook it!

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PostSubject: Climbing spinach, a simple, non-slimy, delicious way to cook it!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:59 pm

Climbing spinach is growing like crazy now! To some people it has a reputation for being slimy when cooked, and so it is avoided. What I have found out is that when there is something you grow and harvest fresh out of your garden, and you think you don't like it, it really means you just havent figured out how to prepare it yet!

Just figured this out:

Harvest 4-5 inches of the growing tips, where they still break off easily and some whole leaves, the older big ones or the smaller ones.
Harvest growing tips of cholesterol spinach (3-4 inches long)

Do not slice any of it.

Put a very little olive oil and butter in a frying pan with some chopped garlic.
Add the whole harvested greens and some water (when it is done cooking most of the water should have evaporated) and salt.
Simmer cook and turn occasionally until cooked (~4-5min).
Greens will be soft but not slimy.

Enjoy!
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