choose crisp, dark-green leaves with no yellowibng. If it is pre-bagged, open immediately and remove and rotted leaves. Refrigerated for up to 3 days, wrapped loosely in paper towels inside a plastic bag.
Spinach has sand and grit tucked into every nook and cranny. Fill a sink with cold water and add spinach. Remove large stems. Lift out of water and drain the spinach. Refill sink and repeat. Dry leaves on paper twoels on in a salad spinner. Never cook spinach in aluminum pans. Raw spinach is good in salads by itself or with mixed greens. Spinahc is best cooked briefly over a high heat and topped with a touch of butter and freshly grated nutmeg.