Yes, veggies are refreshing to us, but I'm actually referring to refreshing the veggies. A guy in the produce section at the co-op was saying some other guy claims he can keep his lettuce fresh for a few weeks! How the heck can he do that, I asked. He chops off the bottom and soaks it in water. So I tried it! The romaine this time of year sometimes looks pretty tired by the time we get it. Same goes for the broccolini, which I really enjoy but it looks pretty pathetic sometimes. Here's a picture showing what I did.
I just cut off the bottoms, and put them in a bowl with water in the fridge (the next time I decided to use a ceramic bowl instead of plastic). It totally refreshed the broccolini! The lettuce was noticeably crisper too. hmm, I think I will go refresh the lettuce in my fridge right now.