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Thursday, May 5, 2011

MAKE YOUR OWN SALAD BAG and a recipe and tip....

Good Thursday Morning to you all. 
Again today I am just posting a quick little thing that you can do perhaps over the weekend,. 
This is salad time of the year.  Fresh greens and fixins in our gardens and at farm markets  and grocers are so easily available.
That means lots of washing of veggies... especially lettuce... 
Some of you girls perhaps have salad spinners for washing your greens.. They are great and do a good job.  But I find that they take up so much space. Or perhaps you are using a lot of paper towels... Anyway,  one day last summer Terry and I went to an antique show and I bought a SALAD BAG...
I washed it up and began using it.. I had one previously and loved it but it was getting worn out so I was happy to find another.
 
Then this Spring I came up with an easy way to make my own salad washing bag... 
 They are much simpler... They fit into your drawers and when you are finished they go in your kitchen laundry and back into the drawer...


All that one has to do is to buy 2 absorbent towels...tea towel or extra large dish cloths and sew them together just at the edges...
I received a package for Christmas of these nice dish cloths... they are huge and they were bought at Costco but you can get them at the dollar store or use a couple you already have,,,,
Sew the edges together and leave and opening at one end ...
Wash your salad greens in cool water, place in a strainer for a few shakes and then put into the bag....

Just roll it up and  voila...... dry salad greens...
Use it to dry your tomatoes, peppers and such, too..

TOSSED SALAD DRESSING
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup good vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon olive or canola oil
herbs of choice or salad seasonings...

Edna Stabler *a mennonite cookbook writer.... tells in her cookbook..
MORE FOOD THAT REALLY SCHMECKS ..
.a hint to keep your tossed salad crisp a long time before serving...

HINT...
Blend the sugar, vinegar and water, then toss lightly with the salad greens and keep in a cool place for several hours if necessary...
Just before serving drain off the liquid from the salad and mix it with the oil and seasonings and toss it again with your greens....

I love fresh herbs for the seaonings, myself.. just chop them up...
I use basil and parsley when we are having pasta... thyme or rosemary if we are having chicken,  Terry likes oregano with his spagetti...you catch my drift?  smile....

How are your herb plans coming?
Enjoy....
Here it is Thursay already, girls.... Mothers Day this weekend.. Shonda is taking me to a Mothers Day Evening tonight... 
Bless her... And we are going through St. Martins before just to check on things..
Perhaps I will take a pic of the lovely Bay of Fundy for you..
Check back tomorrow and thanks for checking in today...
I love your sweet comments... 

God Bless... 

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea to dry your salad greens! I'm going to make you for myself right away. I'm on a low glycemic diet and seem to be eating lots of salads and fresh veggies these days. Have a wonderful evening with your lovely daughter! Hugs! Happy Mothers Day!

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  2. Enjoy your special evening tonight!

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  3. Thanks for this idea Faye.
    We having been picking salad from the garden for weeks now. I am so fussy about bugs that I soak leaves for ages, so this is a great idea to pat then all dry again :-)xxx

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  4. Great tip Faye, and the salad dressing sounds wonderful. Hope things have been good for you, its been a while since I've visited, so sorry..I'll be visiting more often!..
    Blessings,
    Ronda

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  5. Great Idea Friend!!
    I'm going to go to dollar store and then make me oe this weekend. Love it.
    Have a wonderful evening with your daughter!
    Love
    Granny Trace
    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  6. I LOVE this idea for a salad bag! And what a great gift it would be too!

    Blessings to you!
    Sharon

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  7. That's a wonderful idea, Faye~ and your salad dressing sounds so good! I just love fresh greens this time of year.
    Hope you and Shonda have a wonderful time...
    Happy Mother's Day, dear friend!

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  8. Thank you Faye......this is the neatest idea! I will have to try......hope your Momma's Day was special.

    Hugs from my farm,
    Linda

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  9. Happy Birthday Faye! You are a lovely lady. I enjoy your blog very much; appreciate your wonderful heart of christian love. Sandy

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