12 Jun 2013

#20 Never freeze a lettuce

Freezers are great, especially if you were brought up to waste not, want not (we’ll get to that one later). Everything from chicken to herbs makes it into my freezer (both with their own excellent nugget of wisdom attached…) but the one thing that will never, ever find a home in there is a lettuce.

Apparently, when my mum was young her father decided to pop a lettuce in the freezer for all the right reasons. But what he didn’t realise is that a defrosted lettuce is just a pile of wet green slime.

Indecently, I recently accidentally froze a cucumber at the back of a too-cold fridge. Frozen cucumber isn’t great, but a bit fell on the floor and the dog thought it was the best toy he’d found all day…