December 1, 2012

A natural, effective way to clean produce

Wow...it's been a LONG time since I did any REAL food posts! Ever since we got Meili's referral, things have been a bit crazy around here. With a referral comes a significant amount of new paperwork, and the ability to apply for grants, etc.

I actually have a list titled "My Fabulous Blog Ideas." I don't know if any of them are really "fabulous" but titling them that way makes me feel smart :) It's completely full of ideas...maybe someday they'll make it onto the screen.

Anyway....

I read several real food blogs and one of them had a great post today. The topic has been on my "fabulous blog ideas" list for a while, but this blogger wrote it out very thoroughly and just about exactly the same as I would have, so I just want to pass the link along.

It's about how to clean your produce, naturally. I've used the method she describes for a couple of years now and it works wonderfully! Be sure to check out the before and after pictures of her grapes! So interesting!

Take a peek at her post found HERE.

For those of you who just want the facts without all the "why's"....here's the short version:

Natural Produce Wash:
Fill a sink enough liquid to cover your produce using about 1 part white vinegar to 7 parts water.
(I also add a couple tablespoons of salt. It helps draw out impurities).
Let produce soak for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse with cold water for about 30 seconds.
Pat dry

That's it!
This method is very easy, inexpensive and effective.
Whattya know....the natural, homemade method is better than the store-bought option - AGAIN!
I love it when that happens :)

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