Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How to Keep Your Food Fresh for Longer



Nothing is more wasteful than food that hasn't been eaten and allowed to go bad. It's not only a waste of money but also a waste of good food that in other parts of the world would be worth more than gold. So as to not throw away good money after good food, here are some great tips to help you keep your foods fresh and tasty that much longer.
 
Apply a little butter to the cut side of a cheese wedge to make sure it doesn't dry out.
tips for fresh food
 
Store potatoes with a few apples, this will stop them from sprouting.
tips for fresh food
 
As for mushrooms, these you should store in a paper bag, not a plastic one, to keep it fresh.
tips for fresh food
 
If you keep milk in the fridge door, it will go bad sooner than if you had put it in the middle of the fridge.
tips for fresh food
 
Wrap lettuce in tin foil to keep it fresh and crisp for much longer.
tips for fresh food
 
Use, or rather, re-use bottles to close up your plastic bags.
tips for fresh food
 
Rinse strawberries in a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 10 parts water. Drain, rinse and put in the fridge for strawberries that will last for 2 weeks longer. Make sure you keep the mixture diluted so you don't taste the vinegar.
tips for fresh food
 
Store eggs on the middle shelf of the refrigerator to make them last 3to4 weeks longer than their date of expiration.
tips for fresh foodI
To revive old bread, rub an ice cube on it and then bake it for 12 minutes.
tips for fresh food
 
If you cook corn kernels in a bowl topped with a plate, it will reduce the number of unpopped kernels.
tips for fresh food
 
Tomatoes last longer when stored in room temperature, not in the fridge.
tips for fresh food
 
Cheese should be kept in the warmest part of the fridge, such as the vegetable or cheese drawer.
tips for fresh food
 
Keep older foods in the front of the fridge so you don't miss out on their expiration date.
tips for fresh food
Carefully wrap the crown of a batch of bananas with cling film to block the air and extend their shelf life for 3-5 days more.
tips for fresh food
 
If you store onions in tights, they'll last up to 8 months longer.
tips for fresh food
 
If your fridge smells - clean it immediately. It means that something is rotting in your fridge, and if it stays there it will quickly spread to your new food. If the smell is strong, use disinfectant.

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