Tuesday Tips: how to bring wilted kale back to life

Tuesday Tips: how to bring wilted kale back to life

You know how sometimes you bring home bunches of kale or chard, with every intention to gobble up your greens like it’s nobody’s business… but then that night you’re too tired from grocery shopping to actually cook… and the next night you work late so you grab sushi takeout… and the night after that you open your fridge to discover your kale is sad and limp?

Leafy bunches of greens really only stay perky in the fridge for a day or two before they start their rapid decline to limp and unappetizing. You can avoid this altogether by washing them as soon as you bring them home, spinning them dry and stacking the leaves with paper towels in a large freezer bag. Lovely greens for days and days!

But even if they’ve been neglected in your crisper drawer for a while, I’ve discovered a way to restore them to their perfect, shiny-happy selves!

Tuesday Tips: how to bring wilted kale back to life

The secret is… treat them like flowers! Use sharp scissors or a knife to cut their stems at an angle, about an inch from the bottom. Then pop them in a glass of water, put them back in the fridge, and they’ll be just like new in a few hours!

I just realized the last three paragraphs ended with exclamation points. There’s so much excitement in this post!

Tuesday Tips: how to bring wilted kale back to life

In other news, we are moving in two days. For every box I pack, baby boy unpacks two… WISH US LUCK! (EXCLAMATION POINT!!!!)

 

Leave a Reply

(*) Required, Your email will not be published

13 Comments

  1. Jill

    April 29, 2014 10:18 am - Reply

    Fantastic tip, can’t wait to try it!

  2. Melanie

    April 29, 2014 10:19 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, this happens to me all. the. time. Thank you for giving me a solution to soggy kale!

  3. Courtenay

    April 29, 2014 10:19 am - Reply

    So clever – thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Nancy @ Yummy Reads

    April 29, 2014 11:40 am - Reply

    Great idea. I’ll be sure to try this next time I have sad looking kale in my fridge!

  5. Lynne

    May 3, 2014 10:33 pm - Reply

    I never thought to try this! I have bags and bags of kale in the freezer at this point. It gets to that semi-dicey stage so I immediately guilt-chop it and stick it in a Ziploc. This would save it for salad though, which is way better. Hope your move went well!

  6. blog.lime.my

    June 24, 2014 8:07 pm - Reply

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the web for more info about the issue and found
    most people will go along with your views on this web
    site.

  7. arginine side effects

    July 29, 2014 10:46 pm - Reply

    Right here is the perfect web site for everyone who wants to find out about this topic.
    You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that
    I really will need to‚ĶHaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic that’s been discussed for many years.
    Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  8. http://www.buynsell.com.bd/

    July 31, 2014 1:44 am - Reply

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive
    a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now broken and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  9. full body detox cleanse

    July 31, 2014 5:24 pm - Reply

    You are so interesting! I don’t believe I
    have read through something like this before.
    So nice to discover another person with a few unique thoughts on this subject.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is
    one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with
    a little originality!

  10. www.integracad.com

    July 31, 2014 5:37 pm - Reply

    I think the admin of this web page is genuinely working hard for his website, because here every information is quality based data.

  11. test o boost

    July 31, 2014 9:18 pm - Reply

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the work you write.
    The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as
    you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
    At all times go after your heart.

  12. website for business

    August 1, 2014 3:59 am - Reply

    Wow! In the end I got a weblog from where I be able to
    genuinely get valuable data concerning my study
    and knowledge.

  13. unexplained weight loss

    August 1, 2014 6:06 am - Reply

    Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it ;) I may revisit yet again since i have book marked it.
    May and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich
    and continue to guide others.