Reader Tip: Store Greens in Recycled Salad Containers

We liked this tip from reader and Cure-taker RebeccaCT. She says that when she brings fresh greens home from the market, or when they arrive in the CSA box, she cuts off the stems and repacks them in these flat plastic boxes. And where are the boxes from? They're recycled!

Sometimes we don't get our greens fresh from the garden or the farm; we break down and buy them for convenience in those flat plastic boxes. This isn't so bad, though, if you only do it a few times. Then you can wash out and reuse those boxes for all the summer greens you're about to get.

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RebeccaCT says that this preserves her greens remarkably well; some lasted a week in the fridge. Right now she has mustard, turnip, kohlrabi and radish greens, and we're jealous of her loot!

The main thing about this tip, though, is the space saving; we spend a lot of time figuring out how to cram greens and vegetables with their odd shapes into our packed refrigerator. These boxes make your cut greens more uniform, easier to fit in the fridge.

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And here are some of the greens all cooked up Catalan-style. Delicious!

Thanks for the tip, RebeccaCT!

See more of RebeccaCT's Cure photos here

Related: How to Organize Your Fridge plus Do Fridge Crisper Drawers Really Work?

(Images: Flickr member rch)