I just returned home from the grocery store, aka the place where I can buy lots and lots of fun things, and not feel bad about it. Food is necessary for survival, don’t cha know. Sometimes I spot a really good deal which makes it even more fun. Like today I found organic naval oranges for .50 cents per pound. A savings of $2.00 per pound! Safe to say I bought a lot of oranges.
Once home, I practice my new ritual – cleaning the fruit that will go into the fruit bowl. I could clean all of my fruit and veggies, and sometimes I do, but today the oranges made this task enough of a
pain in the butt chore.
Cleaning your fruit and veggies ahead of time makes packing lunches, and snacks on the go, a whole lot easier. Here’s what I do:
Julia’s Method to Cleaner Fruit & Veggies
Disclaimer – I wouldn’t use this method for delicate fruit like berries. If you know of a good way to clean berries, let me know!
You will need:
- fruit and veggies (Today I’m cleaning apples and oranges)
- a sink
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 sink-full of warm water
- a scrub brush (optional) – I use this one.
- Fill your sink half way with warm water and add 1 cup of vinegar.
- Add your fruit.
- Let soak for 10 minutes.
- Scrub the fruit to remove excess dirt.
- Place on a towel to dry.
That’s all there is to it! Let me know if you’re interested in a grocery store haul.