I am always extremely excited once the mesclun and spinach start shooting up, and the first day comes when I can begin picking some early greens. I swear they taste better than the store bought bags, and one pack of seeds cost a fraction of what the equivalent amount would cost in the produce department. Cleaning them, however, was always a bit of an ordeal. So at long last i broke down and bought that thing that EVERYONE has.....except for me.
|In the past i would rinse everything in a huge bowl, and then let it dry enough not to be soggy when stored on clean flour sack towels. This took up a lot of time and space.|
|Martha to the rescue! Of course it matches a lot of my other things, but it is collapsible!!! Love it!|
|Cleaning all of the mesclun.|
|Lots of dirt (but it's good dirt because i know where it came from).|
|In it goes! The spinner has sections made of silicone, and that is where it collapses.|
|Spinning out the water.|
|About a third of a cup was left behind. I love my new salad spinner-dumb as that may sound. Now that i have this gadget that seems to be a staple, who knows? Maybe a microwave will be next! (but I doubt it)|