When I lived in Brooklyn as a graduate student, I had a favorite Japanese restaurant that I would go to after a particularly grueling day. Slipping into a seat at the sushi bar, the first thing I would order is “gomae,” a Japanese spinach salad with sesame paste.
We’re still getting early, greenhouse spinach from a few small farms at the Co-op.
Baby spinach soon to become pesto (you can use baby spinach or regular leaves).
The spinach is “on again, off again” for the next 2-3 weeks, according to Produce Asst. Manager Jason Pappas. After that, we should see a steady spring-time supply of the good green stuff, so there’s no reason not to pick up a bag!
Coconut macaroons are one of those treats that may grace a table at either Passover or Easter, as they can be made without flour and contain no leavening. Mounded in the middle, they resemble eggs, a harbinger of spring.