Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Keeping food fresh longer


27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

by Peggy Wang at BuzzFeed Food

If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.
 
 

1. Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.

Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.
Put onions in pantyhose, and tie knots between onion. Plus it makes a freaky wall art installation!
Source: seriouseats.com

2. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.

Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.
Make sure the green onions are completely dry before storing or they'll get freezer burn.
Source: lunchinabox.net

3. Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge.

Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge.
A set of 3 costs $16. These little pods absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh up to 3x longer. Here's a handy list of ethylene-producing and ethylene-sensitive foods.
Source: savvysugar.com

4. Store delicate herbs like flowers, then cover with plastic, secure with a rubberband, and refrigerate.

Store delicate herbs like flowers, then cover with plastic, secure with a rubberband, and refrigerate.
This is the best way to keep delicate herbs like parsley, basil, cilantro, and chives fresh the longest.

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