No, I don't recall the outbreak from bagged spinach. Nevertheless, I can't quite remember the last time I ate spinach out of a bag. That's a little too American for me.
I'm Italian, dear. My wife and I have our own garden where, well, we grow our own veggies.
Here's the info about that outbreak
. I remember Dr. Sanjay Gupta made a documentary about it on CNN in 2007.
Lucky you. The last time I had a veggie garden, I was 11 and in the sixth grade. I was one of those rare kids who loved fruits and veggies. Broccoli, spinich, green beans, mangos, pears, peaches... those were my preferred snacks to chips and cookies. We had a HUGE backyard, and I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, and banana peppers. I loved making tomato, cucumber and onion salads. Pick the veggies in the morning, and put them in the fridge so they get nice and cold. By lunch time, take them out, wash them, slice them up, and toss them with some salt and pepper. My salads always seemed to taste better when my veggies came right from my backyard.
That's making me hungry because I only have time for a coffee lunch today.
I would love to have another garden, but we moved to a new home, and our backyard is small with too many trees so there's not enough sunlight.
Don't you live in NYC? What can you grow in the city.