The Last Furlong

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Washing salad – an old method remembered


When I lived with my Grandmother, I remember some magic she used to perform.

All the salads and vegetables from our own garden, and bought from Indian gardeners, were thrown into a bowl of water. Then Grandmother would fetch a tiny vial from the shelf in the pantry and, with the back of a spoon, remove some dark granules from it.

Then the magic happened. She threw these into the bowl and it turned into a wonderful purple. Threads of purple spun out from the little granules as they touched the water, and within seconds, the colour had dispersed throughout it.

The vegetables soaked in this solution – to kill any germs grandma told me.

Condy’s Crystals 


Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

2 thoughts on “Washing salad – an old method remembered

  1. What about diluted food grade hydrogen peroxide.


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