Here's a tip that makes it easy to remove the core from a head of iceberg lettuce. Hold the head with both hands and firmly hit the head, core side down, against your countertop. Then twist the core and it should come right out. To clean the lettuce, run water into the area where the core was removed. Invert the lettuce and allow the water to drain out before using.
To freeze raspberries from our garden, I rinse them and pack them in a 4-pound ice cream pail.…
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