Salad dressing, being the condiment that changes a bunch of lettuce and vegetables into an actual salad, has a pretty high importance in salad hierarchy. Of course, this is not surprising to anyone who has ever become lost in the condiment aisle at the supermarket. However, for all those bottles that line the shelves, all too often that massive selection does not lead to the one you want. Luckily, it is easy to make your own.
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Modern supermarkets are wonderlands of variety. Countless options line the shelves, from ready-to-cook whole meals to exotic ingredients that expand culinary possibilities. Even when you locate a particular item, you then have to face a whole new batch of options in the form of different flavors or styles. A quick walk down the salad dressing aisle will confirm this. However, as diverse as the choices may be, sometimes the flavor are looking for isn't there--simply because it doesn't exist yet.
It's summertime, and that means salads for more meals than the rest of the year. My set of salad utensils is getting quite a workout. In order to make sure that my hands aren't getting the wrong kind of work out, though, it's important to look at the ergonomics of serving salad. Those long-handled spoons and forks just aren't always ideal. The Ergonomic Salad Hands offer an alternative. These salad hands have ergonomic nonslip grips that fit right into the palm of your hand. You're not limited to using these salad hands with salad, either: … Read more
Challenged to find a way to diagnose anemia that's affordable, mobile, and requires no electricity, Rice University undergrads Lila Kerr and Lauren Theis turned to an old-fashioned salad spinner.
They call it the Sally Centrifuge and are taking it to Ecuador in May and Swaziland and Malawi in June, all as part of Rice's Beyond Traditional Borders global health initiative, which is aimed at creating innovations in biotechnology.
The centrifuge is, the students admit, a pretty simple idea. "There was a whole range of projects to take on this year, and luckily we got one that wasn't terribly engineering-intensive," says Kerr, a sociology major and global health technologies minor from Dayton, Ohio.
When little capillary tubes containing 15 microliters of blood are spun in a salad spinner for 10 minutes, the blood separates into heavier red blood cells and lighter plasma.
The resulting hematocrit--the proportion of total blood volume taken up by red blood cells that they measure with a simple gauge held up to the tube--determines whether that patient is anemic. That in turn help diagnose issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and malnutrition.… Read more
Homemade salad dressing is where it's at. The simple combination of oil and vinegar is easy to manage and the resulting dressing is completely customizable from the ground up. Just add some herbs, garlic, and a little citrus, and suddenly you have a fresh, high-quality salad dressing that is tuned to your appetite. No matter how delicious your dressing may be, the final product still needs to find its way actually on to your greenery.
It may be a little early, but I'm already keeping my eyes open for the first plants shooting up in my garden this spring. I'm ready for warmer weather and that fresh green color that seems to take over the whole yard. The Salad Plant Salad Servers may be the closest I come for the next few months, however. They're certainly the right shade of green and the handles look like those first little leaves that poke up. The salad serving set was designed by Martin Blum and Dan Black to mimic the early shoots of spring. … Read more
You can get Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and--now--tableware. Gifts With Humanity sells a variety of Fair Trade handicrafts, including items like the Olive Wood Salad Serving Set. The salad servers come from Kenyan crafters, who carve both the wooden spoon and fork as well as adding intricate designs on cow bone for the handles. Each design is created by melting wax onto the white bone, which is then dipped in a dark dye. The designs on individual sets of these salad servers vary, but each set measures 11 inches long. The can be safely used with food, although they should … Read more
This Collapsible Salad Spinner on Sur la table's Web site solves the space issue by using a patented design that allows the bowl to be collapsed to one third of its original … Read more
Salads are greater than the sum of their parts. Much more is involved than simply chopping up some stuff and throwing it into a bowl; the construction of a salad depends not only on ingredients, but also proportions, preparation, and a knack for understanding collective tastes. No matter what salad you may be serving, before it goes in the big serving bowl, it all has to start with the prep work.
While salad preparation can consist of mixes and dressings and scrubbing and peeling, at its simplest form, salad is basically cleaned vegetables cut into a bowl. The Slice 'n Spin Salad Spinner with Built-in Mandolin … Read more