Spinach Catalan

  • 1/2 cup golden or regular raisins
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 large handfuls spinach (about 30 ounces), trimmed, rinsed, well drained
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts (Roasted in pan previously)
PREPARATION:
Place raisins in bowl. Cover with hot water and let soak 10 minutes. Drain.

Heat olive oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Discard garlic. Increase heat to high and add spinach. Cover and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Uncover, add raisins and pine nuts and stir until cooking liquid evaporates, about 4 minutes. Season spinach to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Did you know?

Organic farmers and experts in India organized to address the agriculture crisis facing the nation's 700 million farmers. Poor yields, degraded soils, and expensive chemical inputs arising from the cultivation of pesticide intensive crops, including genetically engineered cotton, have devastated India's rural economy. Crop failures and crushing debt led over 300 Indian farmers to commit suicide between May and July. To address this crisis, farmers from all over the country joined together August 2, 2006 to create the "Organic Vision 2020," a long term strategy to shift the country's farming focus back to ecological and traditional organic practices.

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To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
~Gandhi
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