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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spinach with Raisins & Pine Nuts

Ok. I must admit when I first read this recipe I said, “RAISINS??? In Spinach… with cinnamon??? They’ve got to be kidding!” All I can say now is, “Raisins in Spinach with cinnamon… where have you been all my life?” This was AMAZING! I love spinach, although I don’t cook it often. I think this will be making regular repeat appearances on our dinner table. This goes beautifully with the Garlic Chicken and Patatas Bravas that I’ve recently posted HERE and HERE. I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe from The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook.


1 lb. spinach
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small red onion, halved and sliced
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons raisins
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Salt to taste


Clean the spinach, wash the leaves and leave in the colander to drain.

Put the pine nuts in a frying pan and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.

Heat the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the spinach with the water clinging to the leaves. Add the raisins and cinnamon. Cover and cook 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Stir in the pine nuts and season to taste.


Columbo said...

This was one of my favorites. Very tasty!

Laura said...

Sounds amazing! I'll be trying this recipe out soon!!

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