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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Validation of the Lettuce-Shaking Trick!

As previously explained, we avoid a lot of waste and save a lot of money by shaking up those big clamshell packages of prewashed salad mix: if air is added to the mix, the lettuce stays fresh longer.

But lately we've been either busy or traveling, and a three-quarters-empty container languished in our crisper for more than three weeks. Last night we pulled it out with some trepidation and were astonished to see that the lettuce was still fresh, with nary a slimy strand of mizuna or yellowed spinach leaf!

If you've never tried this technique for prolonging the life of your expensive salad mix, we hope this convinces you that it works.

1 comment:

  1. Oh good tip. I missed it the first time, so I'm glad you reposted. I always avoid buying the big packages (even though they're a better deal) because I hate throwing it out if I don't finish it in a week. Now I'll give them another try!