Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to rescue produce, two ways

Today's Washington Post Food section features several articles with the theme of preventing food waste. Grow It Eat It readers should particularly appreciate the article by Carol Blymire on how to revive wilted produce (hint: most of the methods involve trimming a vegetable's ends and soaking it in water for a while; yes, it's that simple) and Daphne Miller's story on why blemished produce can be better for you than its perfect "supermodel" cousin.

I'm as easily seduced by a flawless apple as the next Snow White, but I'm glad to find that my bruised and bitten home-grown veggies may actually have more nutritional value than the shiny ones displayed in stores. Cinderella? Beauty and the Beast? The Ugly Duckling? Rescuing less-than-lovely produce is a story with a happy ending, too.

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