Monday, June 1, 2009

Ruby spinach

Ruby spinach originally uploaded by Chef Deb T.

 I LOVE this!  When the Griffith family at Aspen Moon Farms first brought me a sample of this colorful spinach, I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at. But it only took me two seconds to know, I was holding something very special. This gorgeous spinach is soft and buttery and has  a meaty texture that really is amazing. 
It took another 30 seconds to ask THE important questions....
"Have you shown any OTHER chefs this stuff yet?" 
The answer was, yes.  
Bradford Heap. 
"Anyone in Boulder?" ( eyes wide, brows raised)
Whew!  I am fairly certain I almost knocked them over at this point. My mind was racing with all the dishes I could create with this striking vegetable. But more importantly, only one other chef in Boulder County was using it!  HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!  This means you have a few Saturdays at Longmont Farmer's Market to purchase a bag for yourself, BEFORE the BIG chef's in Boulder take it all, and charge you $10 for a side order.
Honestly, I haven't moved beyond serving these little beauties with anything more then a light tossing of oil & vinegar dressing.  I will definitely need  to buy a larger bag this week...
See you at the market!
Chef Deb

Aspen Moon Farms
8020 Hygiene Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503


Anonymous said...

Tell us more about this beautiful spinach! By the way, I made your Agave caramel sauce and served it over dark chocolate pudding "shots" --- a big hit at Jim's going away party. It is only 40 out right now, expected to get down to 36 tonight. Sometimes I wonder what I am doing here!???!!
All the best, Cathy

Chef Deb T said...

Hi Cathy,

I am glad you made the agave caramel sauce...I also heard you got a kick out of the "pig candy".

I intend to write more about this gorgeous spinach. Actually, I did not realize I had posted the photo. I thought I had it in "draft".

It's good to hear from you!
Chef Deb

(your neighbor) Suzan said...

Oooh, yummy! I can not wait until Sat a.m.! We have not been able to come to LFM the past 2 weekends due to sculling class and vacation...will be there this week for sure and will grab up some of this delectable spinach! :)