I am juggling a few things now…vacations coming up, reunions too, and two other blogs to post on. Whine. So today will be a cleaning up of brain flotsam. What? You haven’t heard of this disease? I have it all the time. Bits and pieces of information that I want to pass on or write about here.
Recently, we spent a weekend with one of my brothers and his wife. You may remember him as being referred to as TweedleDUM. Anyway, before breakfast, I saw my sister-in-law slicing up fruit. And not just any slicing of fruit…this slicing of fruit.
She used this to slice up her strawberries. I never once would have thought to use that. I always used my paring knife. Perfect, even slices.
I thought you’d like that!
Next up, something I shared with her and now you as well. My mom showed this to me decades ago. My sister-in-law was incredulous of this working but it does.
Store your celery in aluminum foil not the plastic sack you brought it home in or a cute little Tupperware bin filled with water. Just wrap it all up and throw it into your refrigerator. It will last a VERY LONG TIME.
Up next? Basil. Summertime is fresh basil time. Not thyme… time! Do you make your own pesto sauce? No? What, are you crazy?? If you need a pesto sauce that is to die for, leave me a comment and I’ll send one to you. But back to this little tidbit. I love using fresh herbs and during the summer you’ll see basil on my counter like this.
After you bring it home, cut the stems off a little at the ends, wash it all really well. Plop into a glass of water and set it on your counter. Pretty soon this will happen within a few days….
…it will take root. Now you won’t have to buy basil for the rest of the summer. Before you use them all up plant a few of these into your garden or better yet, a little ceramic pot for the windowsill.
Even though I prefer using my re-usable grocery bags, sometimes I forget them and have to bring my purchases home in these. Try it. It really cuts down on the space.
Well, as they say in the movies…