Wet lettuce!! (how rude!!)

May 3, 2010

There is one thing I HATE is wet lettuce in a salad.

I am a BIG fan of a salad spinner. Often the trusty old salad spinners are left rejected in the back of the cupboard (yes I am talking about you Lisa Clay!!). If you don’t use your salad spinner – why not!! Only joking.

If you do have one, dust it off and give it a go.

Now if you are unlucky enough to be caught in a situation where you don’t have a salad spinner (no need to PANIC!!!) I have a tip for you. My friend Ida (you are a legend) opened my eyes to this little gem of a tip.

Wash your leaves and pop them into a colander to drain. Take a clean tea towel and lie it out on the kitchen bench. Take some of the leaves and distribute evenly lengthwise down the middle of the towel. Fold over the sides to cover the leaves – like a tube. Hold the ends and pull the tea towel quickly like pulling a cracker – do this a few times and voila dry lettuce!!!

Be careful not to put too many leaves in or to be a little too vigorous with the “cracker pulling” or you will end up with lettuce all over your kitchen floor (this is from first hand experience!!)

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