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Mar. 8th, 2009 | 12:35 pm

Why is it that making a salad results in far more mess and resulting required cleaning than almost anything else? This morning I had some black pudding and a salad to go with it. The black pudding just needed to be sliced and put into a frying pan - cleaning required, chopping board, knife and pan.

The salad resulted in bits of lettuce, tomato and watercress everywhere and also took the chopping board, a couple of knives, a colander, a bowl and a jar for the dressing. And what's more I'll be picking bits of lettuce out of the plughole in the sink for a week.

This is not fair. There should be some sort of cleaning subsidy for things which are not fried.
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Nina

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from: janinazew
date: Mar. 8th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
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You ate the black pudding out of the frying pan? I think you're showing bias against salad here, also you could have used one knife instead of two.

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fridgemagnet

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from: fridgemagnet
date: Mar. 8th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
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The plate was a shared resource between the two. And actually I think I may only have used one knife in the end, just thought about using the other. But I still maintain that the world is encouraging me to just have a fry-up every day.

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soho_iced

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from: soho_iced
date: Mar. 10th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I agree on the messiness factor, but you're clearly far too worried about cleanliness if you're using a colander (for rinsing, presumably?) Remember, iceberg lettuce is your friend: tasteless, but crunchy and no rinsing required.

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She came from Planet Claire

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from: casu_consulto
date: Mar. 12th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
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If you get one of those mesh strainer things for the sink, you don't have to worry so much about getting the bits of lettuce out of the drain. Also works well if you are trying to clean out a saucepan where the rice has stuck on the bottom. >.<

On the other hand, the frypan requires much more intensive cleaning than the other bits. For the colander, the knives, the board etc. you can just give them a bit of a rinse and whack them on the draining board. For the frypan, I'm imagining lots of dish soap, soaking and a scourer of some kind.

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