Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic bag: A plastic bag will trap moisture and cause them to mildew. Put them in a paper bag in the fridge or in a cool, dry place.
Keep ginger in the freezer: It grates much more easily, and the peel grates up so fine that you don’t actually need to peel it. Plus it lasts way longer.
Use a paper towel will keep your salad lettuce fresh all week long: The paper towel will absorb the moisture. Get more info here.
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Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap: They’ll keep for 3-5 days longer than usual, which is especially helpful if you eat organic bananas. Bananas also produce more ethelyne gas than any other fruit, so keep them isolated on the counter.
Store asparagus like cut flowers: Cut the stems, place in water, throw a plastic bag over ‘em and refrigerate. They’ll stay crisp for a week or longer, and you can use this trick on cilantro and parsley as well. See here for more details.
Freeze and preserve fresh herbs in olive oil: the herbs will infuse the oil while freezing, and the ice cubes are very handy for cooking: just pop one out and use as the base of a dish. Works best with rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Dill, basil, and mint should always be used fresh.
Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.
Don’t store onions with potatoes: They’ll spoil faster. In a cool dry place with good air circulation, onions will last 2-3 months.
Use a vinegar solution to make your berries last longer: Prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Swirl the berries around in the mixture, drain, rinse, and put them in the fridge. The solution is diluted enough that you won’t taste the vinegar. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.
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!
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