|Madan Mohan Mohini Dasi from Sandy Ridge, North Carolina, USA writes:
‘I was reading through one of your cookbooks and came upon a recipe with spinach. I just thought I’d let you in on an old secret about cleaning greens.
You fill your (kitchen-size) sink with water and add salt (maybe a handful or so) and clean your greens in that. (I suppose if you were to use a much larger sink, you would use more salt.) Anyway, it takes all the dirt off.
I do this all the time – even with muddy spinach right out of the garden. You don’t even have to do a second rinsing; however, just to play safe I do a second rinsing in clean water (without salt). This really works well and saves a lot of time.’
Posted by Kurma on 19/3/06; 6:53:41 AM