Vegetables that have been sassy to me lately

An orange is not a vegetable .

An orange is not a vegetable .

Those veggies have been giving me the stink eye. Also they make my breath stinky. Really puts a damper on my social life. So here are the biggest offenders:

  • Spinach — It gets in my teeth.
  • Tomatoes — A fruit masquerading as a cucumber.
  • Cucumbers — Just think about it. A cucumber is a cucumber until it’s a pickle. Weird, right!
  • Water chestnuts — Why are you in everything! (I’m not positive what a water chestnut is.)
  • This manatee — Too friendly. Like I get it, you’re cute. Like actually you’re super pushy.

Made in Peirce: Wilted Spinach

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First of all, I know it sounds disgusting. When I first learned of the existence of purposefully wilted spinach several days ago, I was confused. As a diehard fan of fresh spinach salads, wilted spinach is a sad thought. Believe it or not I am now a diehard fan of wilted spinach. It makes an amazing garnish for some of Peirce’s simple staples, a light side dish for any meal, and can be customized to your heart’s content. Next time a “thanks, Peirce, but no thanks” night rolls around and you find yourself standing in the servery with a plate full of plain rice, here’s the solution.

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Made in Peirce: Spinach, a Leaf of a Greener Variety

Photo by Greg Sailor '08

As a frequent patron of the salad bar, I would say spinach is the “it” veggie of this spring. Last night there was actually a line just for spinach.  A long line.  And, as you may know, any time Peirce is sans spinach there are a lot of disappointed faces in the servery. (Not quiet the ketchup crisis of 2011, but a challenge that must be overcome nonetheless.) So in this week’s Made in Peirce we bring you some delectable dishes with spinach as the main ingredient.

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