Spinach with Feta & Pine Nuts 2018 AFTD Food For Thought Campaign #endFTD

This is like the stuffing our mom makes for the spinach version of the cheese borags. She loved watching Ina Garten and has several of her cookbooks. This is from Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Foolproof.

In honor of this year’s AFTD Food For Thought campaign, I will be posting some of Lydia’s favorite recipes. She liked cooking, watching Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel, the Food Network, Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Martha Stewart and many, many more. I have her cookbook collection at my house, plus there is a stash of hers at our parents’ house, too.

spinach w feta and pine nuts

courtesy of someone with the same kind of idea as Lydia: Kelli of can cook, will travel


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 pound fresh baby spinach
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup feta


Heat oil in 12″ pan. Meanwhile, zest lemon and set aside. Squeeze the lemon, add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice to pan. Add spinach, tossing constantly with tongs until all leaves are wilted.


See the rest of the directions at https://cancookwilltravel.com/spinach-feta-pine-nuts/

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