Saturday, July 26, 2008

7/26/08 Home Made Vegetable Wash

Ok, since it is "that" time of year. I will share a vegetable wash that I found on Recipezaar. I don't use this on my veggies from the garden, but it is nice to use when you buy produce from the store... You never know what is on those things!

Home Made Vegetable Wash

Ingredients

SPRAY
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup water

SOAK
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons salt

Directions
1For the spray; put all ingredients into a spray bottle (be careful as it will foam up) shake gently to mix, then spray on veggies or fruit allow to sit for about 2-5 minutes then rinse under cold water.
2For soak; fill a clean sink or a large basin with cold water; add in vinegar and salt, then swish around with hands (you may also do this in a large bowl).
3Place the fruit and/or veggies in and allow to sit for 25-30 minutes although I have even left soaking for over an hour (this will not effect the flavor at all, the vinegar cleans and the salt draws out any little bugs, dirt and other small unwanted things, it also will remove some of the wax.
4Rinse under cold water and dry.

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