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An Heirloom Recipe: Buttered Spinach from an 1840s Farm Journal

By | April 28, 2014
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Buttered Spinach from an 1840s Farm Journal #nourishedkitchen

Greens are springing up at area farms, and have arrived in abundance in our weekly CSA box, among them the youngest and most tender spinach. I reserve these young bunches of greens for one of my favorite recipes for spring: Buttered Spinach.  While it may sound terribly uninteresting, it offers a story.

Recipes from an 1840s Journal

As I researched and wrote The Nourished Kitchen, I thumbed my way through old cookbooks in search of heritage recipes and old-world techniques that wanted revival.  Among those books stacked high on my desk was an old journal, bound in red leather and gilded.  A gift from a family friend who, like me, collects old things.  I opened its pages, read them tenderly and thoroughly.  The diary, dating to the 1840s and now worn, belonged a southern farmwife who journaled poems, household tips and recipes.Click Here to Continue Reading.

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