I apologize for the slightly boring post here. My family was in town over the past weekend, which was an absolute blast 🙂
This week’s CSA had a few more colors:
- snap peas
- butterhead lettuce
- fresh-picked garlic
Today I purchased a salad spinner. I used to think that salad spinners were one of the most idiotic kitchen gadgets out there for purchase by the misinformed consumer.
However, with the amount of greens and lettuces we’ve been receiving in our CSA, I think it will be very useful and I’ll get my money’s worth. Washing lettuce and waiting for it to dry in a colander/strainer is tedious. Washing your greens are crucial, though – the farm doesn’ t use any pesticides/sprays, and I’ve come across an occasional worm, earwig and/or caterpillar, hiding out amongst the leaves. *gross* So needless to say, a spinner has made its way into our home and I plan on using it as much as possible.
Tonight, I intend to make some Basil & Garlic Scape Pesto – I would normally use it for an immediate dinner this evening, but we had spaghetti & meatballs last night, and I really would like to use up last week’s basil & garlic scapes. Since my camera is charged & I have the house to myself, I have plenty of time this evening for kitchen wizardry & more blog posts 🙂
Do you have a salad spinner? If so, do you use it often, and have you found other uses for it?
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I also used to think salad spinners were stupid, but that’s because I only ever bought store greens that had been washed a bazillion times and were covered in gross chemicals and junk to make them look nice. I don’t personally have one, but we’ve been getting a lot of use out of my brother’s. I know I’ll be buying one when I move out on my own once again!
A salad spinner is a must with a CSA. I’m curious how you put that image on your blog – definitely more skill than I have.
It’s very easy with WordPress, just search in Google images and add the picture using a hyperlink. Thanks for stopping by the blog! 🙂
I use my salad spinner all the time. Since I have joined my CSA and get fresh lettuce every week, I have found that to be the best use of it. Although it works great for other produce after it has been washed to make sure you get it perfectly dry.
Sounds like a nice haul this week. Come and share your goodies at my CSA Link party…http://inherchucks.com/2012/07/05/whats-in-the-box-33/. Hope to see you there!