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Save the Broccoli (and Other Useful Kitchen Tips)...

October 9, 2016 | 0 comments

I hate throwing food out.  I often joke that it is due to the efficient German side of me.  Whatever the reason, I was reading the October, 2016 issue of “Parents” magazine on a recent plane flight, and learned some new kitchen tips I thought I would share.

·        Broccoli: take it out of the plastic, and store it upright in a vase in your fridge or on damp paper towels.  Do the same with herbs. Hmmm….now I have to find a place to put these.

·        Cucumbers: these should be stored on your counter.  They will start to rot below 50F.  Well, that was news to me!

·        Eggs: best stored on a shelf and close to the back of the fridge where it is coldest.  Why the heck do they put egg holders in the door?  So silly!

·        Meat:  make sure you are storing raw meat on the bottom shelf and on a plate, so that the juices don’t drip on the foods below.

·        Lettuce: you can extend the life of your lettuce by moving the greens to an airtight container lined with a paper towel

·        Tomato Sauce: it often spoils 5-10 days after opening, so freeze what you won’t use within that time frame.  That’s so simple, but genius!  I don’t know how many times we’ve thrown out moldy sauce because we only use it once a week or less.

Great info, isn’t it?  If you have other tips to share, I would love to hear what they are. 

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