The spinach was delicious. It was soft, but not mushy, having been cooked correctly. The garlic sauce that had been added to it was excellent, blending scrumptiously with the steamed green.
As he chewed he noticed, as always, that the spinach left his teeth feeling particularly smooth. He wasn’t sure why this happened. It was only with spinach. His mother experienced the opposite, her teeth always felt sandy after eating spinach.
He ran his tongue over his teeth, reveling in the smooth sensation. His grandmother said spinach wore your teeth down somehow. That made very little sense to the boy.