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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Well blow me down...

WALTHAM

These are not the salad days for Popeye's favorite vegetable.

Spinach has disappeared from supermarket shelves and restaurant tables since it was linked to at least 130 cases of E. coli across the nation.

Among those taking precautions is Moody Street eatery Jake's Dixie Roadhouse, where the nutrient-packed green has been temporarily removed from the menu. The mesclun mix in their salad is now spinach-free, and baby arugula has taken its place in a dish of grilled chicken with roasted pears, bacon and bleu cheese.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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