If you haven’t seen this little trick before then I’m super pleased to be able to be the one to show it to you. One of our issues when we make salads or deal with fresh greens is that we always have way too many and they get all gross after just a few days. So one of the tricks we picked up in Newfoundland (the land of rotten vegetables) is this: the salad roll.
So you take your greens, spinach, lettuce, whatever, and you give it a good wash and a bit of a shake (so that there’s still some water on the leaves).
Then you lay it out in a thin layer along the length of a clean dish towel.
And you roll it up. Not too tightly. But tight enough that the leaves aren’t sliding around in there.
Then you can toss this in the fridge and your greens will last so much longer!
I’m not going to get into the raging debate about whether or not you should wash your mushrooms. I don’t want to fight with you. Let’s just say that when I wash my mushrooms, this is the way I do it, because it’s way less of a pain in the butt than doing it any other way.
So. You take your mushrooms. Hopefully yours are a bit more fresh than mine are. You put them in a colander.
You run cold water over them while agitating them and tossing them around.
Then you let the colander drain for a few seconds before tossing the contents into a clean tea towel.
Then you grab the corners of the right side of the towel in your right hand, and the corners of the left side of the towel in your left hand.
Then you pretend that you’re polishing a bowling ball. So you lift one hand, then bring it down while raising the other, and back and forth, jostling the mushrooms around inside your tea towel so they can get all dried off without getting smushed. This is me taking a picture of the mushrooms while also drying them. I need more hands.