Washing Your Greens
We dropped by the farm yesterday at 11 to snag our booty. We had a full day with friends in the mountains and were crazy-busy past midnight. By the time I got to my farm share this morning, the spinach was fine, but the lettuce was pretty sad-sack. Here is a barn bit from last year. It will remind you of good washing practices for greens, and how to refresh them when they wilt. Our lettuce is perky and ready for a good salad, along with some of the spinach, a bit of the onion/garlic, some chopped egg, raisins, Kalamata olives, parsley.
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- Greens or spinach from your CSA or garden
- Trim all parts that will be discarded.
- Fill sink with cold water.
- Swish greens in water. Leave a few minutes for sand to drift to the bottom.
- Lift into a colander before draining the sink.
- Repeat in clean water until bottom of the sink is sand-free.
- Allow to dry before rolling in a towel.
- Place in a loosely closed plastic bag and store in fridge for two to three days.
- Use for salads while fresh, then stirfrys later on, and soups at the end.
- Greens wilted? Toss some ice in the last rinse sink, and they will perk right up. Dry well, and they are good to go.
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