Cleaning Fruit & Vegetables!

I Like To Soak Any Fruit/Vegetable In A Clean Sink With Water & Vinegar…

I Usually Eye Ball It… Depending On How Full the Sink Is With Produce… I Would Say About 1/2 Cup If Vinegar For 1/2 Full Sink… Maybe A Little More…

It Will Removed Pesticides, Dirt, Etc. From the Fruit/Vegetables… It Also Will Help Make Them Last Longer As Well…

For Example:  I Have Store Bought Strawberries, Which I Soaked in the Vinegar Water, Then Rinsed & Put in the Fridge – They Lasted Up To Two (2) Weeks!

Notice My Helper… I Mean My Supervisor Mr. Magoo!

I Usually Soak The Produce For About 15 Min. Then Let the Water/Vinegar Drain & Rinse All Produce!

Then You Are Good To Go.

Side Note… Most of the Cucumbers, Peppers & Zucchini Are Fresh From The Garden So I Usually Take a Scrub Brush To Them After Soaking & Rinsing Just Be Sure to Remove Any Remaining Dirt, Etc. Especially Since I Make A Lot Of Pickles Out Of My Cucumbers!

Mr. Magoo Supervising My Progress… He Loves The Water & Watching It Drain, Play In, Etc.

There Will Be Dirt Left In The Sink! Look At That! That Was All on Fruit/Veggies!

Cherry Tomato’s…

My Cherry Tomato Plant Is Producing & I Got A Couple Of Cherry Tomato’s This AM!

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This Cherry Tomato Plant Has Grow So Tall I Had To Steak The Branches…

As You Can See In the Above Picture… The Cherry Tomato Branches Are Quite Tall!

I Pick The Red Cherry Tomato’s As Well As The Dark Orange/Turning Red Ones As They Will Turn Red Shortly! I Set Them On My Kitchen Window Sill Along With My Aloe Plants…

Chili Peppers…

I Have A Chili Pepper Plant That Is Full Of Green Chili Peppers! Some Are Now Starting To Turn Red!

I Clipped Two Red Chili Peppers Today… The Other Ones Turning Red Haven’t Fully Turned Red Towards The Stems… I Wait To Pick Them Until They Fully Red…

I Always Grow A Chili Pepper Plant As This Seems To Be Something I Can’t Find in Our Local Grocery Stores…

I Usually Clean Them (As With Everything From The Garden – Get the Dirt Off) In Water With Some Vinegar… Then Dry Them… You Have Multiple Ways To Use & Save Them:

  1. I Chop Them Up… Put in a Freezer Bag & Pop Them Into The Freezer…
  2. Lay Them Out (I Use My Kitchen Window Sill) And Leave There… In Time They Will Dehydrate & And Can Be Used To Be Put Directly Into Chili, Etc. For Flavoring… You Can Eat Them As Well… After Dehydration, You Can Put Them In A Bag, Container, Etc. To Store…