Lemon Steamed Spinach

French Fridays with Dorie – Happy National Haiku Day!

Lemon Steamed Spinach

Its simple, really.

Catalogue annoyances

then find perspective.


Dude, you have a job.

Those you love came home last night

Who cares about “stress”?


So what if your late

and never post on fridays?

Get over it girl!


Still, I have to eat

and not much time for cooking.

(Food blogger problems.)


And I have to choose

drop dead simple foods such as

lemon-steamed spinach

Guess what today is?

The day we all celebrate

haiku poetry.

Lemon Steamed Spinach

Lemon Steamed Spinach
You’d think that with an easy assignment like this Lemon Steamed Spinach I would be able to get up a French Fridays with Dorie post on time and not have to resort to haiku.  Nope.  Especially when it is National Haiku Day!   Did you think I would miss it? Not a chance.
Lemon Steamed Spinach IS the haiku of dishes.  Simple, poetic, elegant. Meaningful.  Enjoy.

Lemon Steamed Spinach

Lemon Steamed Spinach

adapted for National Haiku Day from Dorie Greenspan's "Around My French Table"

This is what you will need:

  • 2 bags of spinach
  • Grated zest of one lemon
  • Some olive oil

This is how you make it:

  1. Set up your steamer
  2. Add then boil the water
  3. Dump spinach in bowl
  4. Lightly toss with olive oil
  5. Add zest (and some salt)
  6. Add it all to the steam and cover the pot.
  7. Cook to your preference it only takes a few minutes.

This dish was an assignments for French Friday’s with Dorie, a cooking group working its way through Dorie Greenspan’s culinary tome “Around My French Table”. We generally avoid including the recipes in our posts. However, wherever there has been a significant adaptation by me or where the recipe has already been publicly posted by Ms. Greenspan or her publishers or hundreds of other bloggers I will either include it here (only when adapted) or provide a direct link. Please feel free to contact me via the link provided on my page if you need any assistance finding a French Friday with Dorie Recipe

About Trevor Kensey

To be truthful, I don't know what “Sis. Boom. [blog!]" means either. The name implies something explosive just happened I suppose I would like it if each post would make made a small 'boom' in your day or at least a fizzle. Even though a recipe is included with every post I have a hard time calling this a "food blog" or even myself a "food blogger".

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  1. Love you, Trevor! This is so delightful!

  2. Haiku’s we all love
    Recipes? Even better.
    Give me some spinach.

    Glad to see “Haiku Trevor” back.


  3. Totally Haiku Blog!
    Haiku Blog Totally!
    Blog Totally Haiku!

    Joyeux Jour National de Haiku

  4. I wish I could Haiku, but it’s not one of my talents…great post! Happy Haiku Day!!

  5. For haiku day I have decided to be perverse and offer you an Elizabethan sonnet inspired by your post:

    ‘Twas dinnertime – I woke as from a dream
    The day was gone, & I had spent it thus.
    Now barely time to find some greens to steam
    I’d best make them quickly & w/o much fuss

    Oh! Why do I find myself in such a mess?
    Wasting my years wondering what could have been?
    In truth, I do not suffer what most call stress
    My life is by and large carefree and keen

    And yet, ’tis human to complain and fret
    Even though I have the luxury to blog
    (& if you’re reading this, so do you I’ll bet)
    So shake your head and get out of your fog

    Do as Trevor: Roll up your sleeves and bake
    And wake your lover with a slice of cake

  6. A day for haiku?
    Why do we need a whole day?
    Haiku comes quickly.

  7. Ah, a Dorie haiku! I’ve missed them!

  8. You went all out for Haiku day…in true Sis Boom Blog fashion! Bravo, my friend.

  9. Very clever post
    With a nice recipe too
    And easy besides.

  10. Bravo dear Trevor!
    A full haiku recipe?!
    You make me look bad.

  11. Catch up haikus show
    the benefits of being
    Fashionably late

  12. I love that you wrote the recipe as a haiku. How fun!

  13. Buonissima!

  14. so much poetry! 🙂 Bet your having a poetic day Trev!

  15. Clever, clever post, I like it!
    Here’s a haiku for you

    This a Haiku about Haiku

    Short, neat and formal

    Thoughts pruned to perfect essence

    Bonsai poetry

    PS I like the spinach too.

    Lesley http://www.estestest.me.uk

  16. So are you late with the plastic wrap pureed fish or are you skipping it?

  17. *gesundheit* (rim shot) I’m a straight and forward gal. Looks wonderfully healthy and delicious.