I’m not a big fan of Ron-Popeil-type gadetry, although I do understand that spray-on hair was a tremendous boon for balding men in the 80’s. Having said that, I will admit that I once purchased the Ron Popeil “set it and forget it” rotisserie cooker for three easy payments totalling twice as much as the same item was selling for at the local Best Buy store. I used it three or four times and then sold it at a garage sale for about 1/4 the price that the same item was selling for at the local Best Buy store. More recently, urban farmer gal introduced me to another novel kitchen gadget – the Salad Spinner. I approached the salad spinner with skepticism and some scornful mirth. I don’t think this plastic gadget came from the infamous Ronco, but it looks like it might have. Despite its kitschy good looks, it works remarkably well. Using it requires 5 easy steps: 1) Wash and insert wet salad. 2) Attache lid. 3) Spin by turning handle. 4) Remove dry and fluffed up salad greens. 5) Supplies are limited so order before midnight.
If you don’t have one of these, you should get one. I’m going to see if I can buy a few of them and give them out as gifts. I never thought I would appreciate dried lettuce so much!
The garden is doing fine, though I have been so busy lately that I have not been to the garden for a few days. Last time I was there, I picked the spinach shown in the photos above along with some radishes and onions. These onions are called Granick and were planted around March 7.