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01-10-2005, 05:50 PM
I have always struggled with storing greens and would love to hear how others store theirs. When do you wash? What type of storage container/bag do you use, etc.? Do you do the same for herbs?
01-10-2005, 06:14 PM
I clean all of my things when I get home. I put my lettuces in a bowl of cold water to perk up and then spin them dry. I store them wrapped in white paper towel in a plastic container or gallon storage bag. They stay fresh and crisp for a good amount of time. I learned this from my mom (who is a perfectionist)(don't guess that statement was really necessary, but its true)
01-10-2005, 07:19 PM
I wash right away as well--things stay crisper longer and I'm more likely to use it all. I store my produce in green plastic produce bags--you can find them at Whole Foods I think. They work great--lettuce stays crisp for an entire week!
01-11-2005, 11:31 AM
I also just wash everything the minute I get home. Some things need to dry out completely, like the shrooms. Some things like the moisture.
A good friend who is a chef taught me one little trick for keeping my fresh herbs a good long time. After washing, chop off the ends. Then plunk the whole bundle in a cup of water. Take the plastic bag they were in and make a little "tent" over it. Tie one corner tight around the glass.
I picked up a bunch of pint mason jars for this. It works great! Most herbs will keep 2 weeks. Cilantro has to be rinsed regularly though.
01-11-2005, 01:05 PM
MaxMarie: do you keep them out or in the fridge? I'd love to use more fresh herbs but I don't use them quickly enough so I usually end up freezing them (or tossing them.)
01-11-2005, 02:03 PM
Yeah, that would help, wouldn't it???
In the fridge.
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