Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Produce Wash

I have a confession to make. I do not usually wash my produce. Oh, I scrub the dirt off the potatoes before I bake them, and rinse my celery, but most of the rest of it I just chop up and eat. So this is an extremely odd sight for me:

Not sure I'm doing it right, but I looked up this homemade organic fruit and vegetable wash on Videojug:

  • 1 Tb fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tb vinegar
  • 1 cup water
...and now I've got half of my produce (that was all I could get washed before rehearsal) air drying on a towel by my sink.

I guess it looks clean. My friend Debi says it will taste better, so that's gotta be good. But does anyone know, do I put them back in the bags they came in now, or what?

I think I'm just going to go to bed and hope someone answers my question before I have to go to work tomorrow. (Because as colorful as they are, I don't want these food items to become a permanent fixture on my kitchen counter!)

Any help? Thanks!


Lil'chan said...

The problem with washing is, that the items will go off if you store them washed.
I usually wash them right before I use them.

Shelly said...

I wash mine before I use them, that way they are not sitting in moisture. That veggie wash sounds really good. I wonder if the lemon and vinegar add to the "better" taste?

Mer said...

I know I can't store them moist - but my co-workers say they wash their produce when they bring it home, and then it is all ready to use. Anyone have any ideas about proper drying/storage of fruits and veggies? Thanks!

annaliese said...

I bought the 'green' bags --they were an 'as seen on tv' item and they were about $10 for the set. they seem like regular, throw away plastic bags, but they are reusable and they WORK! I even put my bananas that are on my counter in one! yes, definitely make sure the veggies are dry before putting them in, but I've been able to keep spinach for over a week without any spoiling in one. and tomatoes seem to last forever :) yay!

Mer said...

Annaliese: Thanks for the tip. :)

Here is a link to the product for anyone else who would like to take a look:
Green Bags

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