Boiled Fresh Spinach
Spinach can be harvested for a good part of the year in my neighbourhood. Rinse the spinach with plain water, carefully removing earth traces, and boil them for 10 minutes. Note the re-usable plastic food container which is left to dry off for re-use after swift rinsing.
Tip: The spinach will shrink a lot as they are in boiling water, resulting in a small volume. If you appear to have too much spinach or want to use less water, put the spinach in the water already boiling, and they will shrink as soon as dipped so you can put more spinach.
See an example of use in an intermediate level recipe with the Chicken with Blue Cheese, Carrots and Spinach