For all those who like to cook but are frustrated because of how the grocery items go bad; we have compiled a list of 24 tips that will help you keep a number of items fresh over a larger span of time.
Store the mushrooms in a paper bag in the fridge since a plastic bag will accumulate moisture resulting in moulding of mushrooms.
The fix for storing nuts longer is simple; roast them. Roasted nuts are richer in flavor and can be kept for a longer span of time.
Freezing ginger allows for easier grating and storage for a longer time period.
Refer to the picture and you’ll get the idea. However, you need to be sure that the contents are completely dry before you seal the cap.
Store the onions in pantyhose to keep them fresh for as long as 8 months.
Make sure that you clean the fridge if anything goes bad in it. Use vinegar for this purpose.
Make use of jars to store items instead of plastic Tupperware.
You should wrap celery, broccoli and lettuce in tin foil. This allows for them to stay crisp for more than 4 weeks.
You should either make use of paper towel or salad spinner to keep the salad free of moisture, hence lengthening the time it can be stored without an incident.
Take out the plastic wrap and wrap the crown of the bunch of bananas. This will allow you to store them for 3-5 days longer than usual.
For asparagus; cut the stems and place them in water before wrapping them in a plastic bag and then place the assembly in refrigerator. This allows for them to stay crisp for more than a week.
Place fresh herbs in olive oil and freeze them. This will allow you to store them and use them efficiently. However; dill, basil and mint should always be used when fresh.
Wrap opened cheese in wax paper or cheese paper before enclosing it in a plastic bag. Store it in the warm part of the fridge.
Apply some butter to the cut side of the cheese; this will prevent it from drying out.
True! Take out the rotten apple and throw it away.
You should store potatoes with apples in order to keep them from sprouting.
Speaking of potatoes; do not store them with onions. Onions can survive for 2-3 months if placed in a cool, dry place with good air circulation.
Have some left over guacamole? Spray it with oil before you put it in the fridge.
Make a mixture with ten parts water and one part vinegar. Put the berries in the mixture and swirl them for sometime before draining, rinsing and placing them back in fridge. This will allow for the berries to last more than one week without getting soft. Also, the mixture is dilute so you won’t taste the vinegar in berries.
Cough up some money and purchase the Herb Savor; it will allow your herbs to survive for about three weeks.
4. Oily herbs
For oily herbs; tie them loosely with string and let them hang in open air.
For delicate herbs; join them like flowers followed by covering them with plastic and securing the assembly with a rubber band before refrigerating it.
A set of 3 will cost you around $16, totally worth the magic these little things do! They will absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and vegetables which translates into 3 times longer storage period.
Dry the green onions completely and then freeze them in a plastic bottle.