How to Shred Lettuce
Stack several washed and dried lettuce leaves on top of one another. Roll up to form a cylinder. Slice crosswise at 1/4-inch intervals.
How to Ripen Tomatoes
Place tomatoes in a paper bag pierced with a few holes. Add an apple, then close the bag. Let stand at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or until tomatoes are ripened.