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?