20 Brilliant Tips to Never Have Spoiled Food Again (and how to cut your grocery bill in half)
Wonder how this works? Well, onions get enough air and do not touch each other, which prevent rotting.
- Potatoes, onions and apples
Never store these three together, because you they will rot in a lot shorter. Store potatoes in a dark room to prevent the release of toxic solanine or germs.
Soak your berries in vinegar solution for 5 minutes right after you bring them home from the market. Use the ingredients in a ratio of 10:1. Drain the fruits using a sieve, and let them dry completely. This handy trick destroys microorganisms, and your berries will remain fresh for longer.
Honey lasts forever. Remember how archaeologists found honey in ancient Egyptian tombs? Well, you can preserve it for quite long, too. Just seal the jar tightly and store it in a cool area. You can use honey stored this way for long time.
Can you imagine freezing eggs? It is quite possible and handy, too. Crack your eggs into an ice-cube tray. Add a tiny bit of salt / sugar. In that way you will not have grainy eggs. Use eggs stored this way whenever your recipe requires it.
- Tomato sauce
Freezing is a great way to preserve tomato sauce as well. Just transfer the remaining sauce in a freezer bag and place it in your freezer. In 1-2 hours it will freeze enough for you to separate it into several portions. Push the crystals back and forth using the back of your knife.
Pick the herb in season, and put leaves and stems together in an ice-cube tray. Drizzle over some olive oil, and store the tray in your freezer. Your herbs will last forever.
Wrap the binding stem of your bananas using a piece of food wrap. In this way they will not brown that fast.
- Celery, broccoli, and lettuce
These will retain their crunch for longer if you wrap them in aluminum foil, and store them in your fridge.
Enjoy your veggies for longer by blanching them lightly before you store them in your freezer.
Wrap your lettuce in a paper towel to soak the excess moisture, and keep it from rotting.
Apples last longer than most fruits. But, if you keep then in your fridge, they will remain fresh for 6 months. Just remove the apples that will rot first to protect the rest of the produce.
Keep your carrots in a dark container filled with sand to keep them fresh forever.
Mincemeat can be frozen as well. Follow the same instructions as with the leftover tomato sauce. Split it into portions and use it as needed.
- Cheese in buckets
Double the shelf-life of the cheese stored in buckets by keeping it stored upside down.
- Glass jars
Throw away your plastic containers, and keep your food in glass jars. Glass is always better than plastic, at least when it comes to preserving food.
Wrap your cheese in special, grease-proof paper. In this way you will keep it fresh for longer, plus it will not sweat or taste like plastic.
Cut off its crown and place it on its ‘head.’ When stored that way pineapples last for longer.
- Spring onions
Fresh spring onions keep growing when soaked in a glass jar with water. You can always have some fresh and crunchy spring onions on hand. Moreover, you can grow new onions from their bulbs.
Place several pieces of bread around the cake to prolong its shelf life. Bread slices soak up excess moisture from the air, and your cake will not dry after it has been cut.
Source: Healthy Food House