Fall Fest: Spinach

by Jennifer Iannolo

Ah yes, the seasons have changed, and fall’s cool breezes are finally caressing us here in the northeast. Our blogger roundup continues, however, with a slight name change. Summer Fest has now become Fall Fest, so we’ll be savoring the luscious tastes of harvest as we turn the ovens back on and get busy in the kitchen.

We’re kicking things off with spinach, which, let’s face it, does not get its due as a kitchen indulgence. We’ve come out in its defense, and invite you to play in the kitchen with us.

DOSSIER
Spinach: An Unexpected Indulgence

RECIPES
O-Hitashi: Mini Spinach Towers
Spicy Artichoke Spinach Dip
Lamb Loin with Baby Spinach
Spinach Tortellini Soup
Asparagus & Spinach Soup with Yuzu Custard
Savory Cheese Popovers

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Here’s what our other Fall Fest friends are cooking with spinach this week. Go take a peek and leave a comment or recipe. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #fallfood.

Margaret Roach: A Way to Garden
Planting spinach late, and other tasty tidbits

Alison: Food2
Spinach Artichoke Dip

FN Dish: Food Network
Everyday spinach dishes with Giada

Sara: Cooking Channel
Paneer with Spinach

Healthy Eats: Food Network
Mini Spinach Mushroom Quiche

Food Network UK
Eggs Florentine, brunch of champions

Marilyn: Simmer Till Done
Spanakopita Scones

Caron Golden: San Diego Foodstuff
Mixed Mushroom Ragu with Polenta Cake
@carondg

Nicole: Pinch My Salt
Spinach & Sausage Soup
@pinchmysalt

Caroline Wright: The Wright Recipes
Spinach Rotolo, a rolled ricotta and pasta extravaganza
@chefcaroline

Alana Chernila: Eating From the Ground Up
Spicy Indian Lentil Soup with Spinach
@edability

Cate O’Malley: Sweetnicks
Spinach Egg Breakfast Cups
@cateomalley

Todd & Diane: White on Rice Couple
Tuna and Spinach Bruschetta
@whiteonrice

Fall Fest 2010HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN FALL FEST:
Each Wednesday for the rest of the  fall, a group of blogging friends including those above will swap our recipes and tips about the following harvest-fresh ingredients. Here’s the schedule:

9/29 Apples
10/6 Fall Salads
10/13 Pumpkin & Winter Squash
10/20 Pears
10/27 “Mad Stash”, aka what you’re canning, preserving, freezing for winter
11/3 Root Vegetables
11/10  Brassicas

We each post something and then link to one another, so that you can travel around the combined effort, gathering the goodies. Sharing makes the experience even better, so if you have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes, you can do either of the following:

  • Leave a comment on participating blogs with a link to your recipe/tip
  • Publish a post of your own, and grab the juicy Fall Fest 2010 badge (illustrated by Matt Armendariz of Mattbites)

We hope to see you in the kitchen!

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