Here's the rule: Fruits & Berries DO NOT wash them until you want to eat them (most people know this, I did not until last year... oops!). Or buy frozen! Kyle and I have gotten some great deals on bulk frozen fruits. Yes, I know some of the nutrients get sucked out when they freeze, but hey, fruit is fruit!
Kale & Celery: Remove from the plastic bags and wash in cold water. Let it sit out and air dry for approx a half hour, then shake off excess water. Wrap in dry paper towels & store in the fridge. Works like a dream! I separate the celery stalks, and I also trim the stems on the Kale just so it doesn't take up so much room in the fridge.
Spinach, Parsley & Herbs: Do not wash yet. I use mason jars and fill them halfway up with cold water (doesn't matter what size, usually depends on how much I have). Trim the stems of the veggie/herb and place them in a bundle into the mason jars & store on the counter. Then when you need to use them, pluck off what you need & rinse of with cold water. Not only does this keep the herbs & spinach fresh all week, but it also decorates your countertop!
|Cilantro or thyme anyone?|
Another venture I have been exploring? Taking care of house plants. We came from an apt that was a dark cave most of the day, to a house that has light streaming in everywhere. It's fantastic! But now, my plants are not dying (which this girl knows how to throw out a dying plant), instead they are THRIVING, and this girl? Is definitely in the learning process of taking care of my pretty little house plants.
|Since they're blooming, it means winters over, right??|
Love always - Jack