Keeping Veggies Crisp?
Does anyone have any tips on keeping veggies crisp and fresh? Especially those of you with large herds.. how do you do it?
I have tried washing and drying (using a salad spinner) and putting them in ziplocs, using the crisper box from Tupperware, leaving things in the produce bags I brought them home in and just washing what I need when I need it, and, my latest experiment.... lining the crisper drawer in the fridge with paper towels and washing and drying the veggies (this week it was Romaine, green leaf and parsley) and drying thoroughly and then putting them right into the drawer.
The last way was definately the most convenient.. open the drawer, grab a couple of handfuls and we're good! The veggies stayed pretty fresh that way also. But, the drawback is that I couldn't add anything to the drawer so as it got lower and lower and I bought more stuff it had to sit in the bags on the shelf. Plus, I wasn't able to give much of a variety from day to day (other than things that didn't need to go in the crisper: baby carrots, green pepper, banana peel).