Store Food Like A Pro
Everyone has their own way to store food. A lot of us just do what our parents did. That stops now!
Store your eggs in their original carton, in the fridge as soon as you can. Why? Because the carton will reduce water loss and stop the other flavours in the fridge from being absorbed into the eggs. Storing eggs loose, or in specially designed sections of the refrigerator is not recommended, as this also exposes eggs to a greater risk of damage. Lastly, keeping them in the carton will ensure the best before date stays visible – they’re good for up to 6 weeks.
Under-ripe tomatoes should be left out at room temperature until fully ripened (putting them in a paper bag helps). Once ripened, move them to the fridge so that they’ll last longer.
Storing potatoes is a bit tricky. Keeping them in the fridge causes the starches to convert to sugar, which makes them taste sweeter. If you don’t like that, store them in the pantry in paper bags (plastic bags trap moisture and speed decay). Most varieties should last three weeks.
Also, it’s very important to keep your potatoes away from your onions. When near each other, they emit gases that speed up spoilage for both of them.
Sick of them going brown before you get a chance to eat them? Here’s a simple solution. Separate each banana, wrap each stem in plastic cling wrap and keep on the counter. Wrapping them slows the release of the natural gases that control browning and ripening.
The best place to store coffee is in an airtight container in the pantry. Why? Because the fridge (and the freezer) create condensation, which can affect the flavor of both ground coffee and coffee beans. Also, because coffee works as a deodorizer, it will absorb the aromas in the fridge, resulting in weird tasting coffee. Gross.
Onions need a cool, dark, dry and well-ventilated place. Store them in their original mesh bag or a paper bag with holes and store in the pantry. Remember to keep them away from the potatoes!
It will do well for two months in the pantry. Store loose, so air can move around it.
Our garlic Texas toast, garlic bread, and breadsticks found in your local bakery section have a 7-day shelf life at room temperature. There will be a “best before” sticker on the package, but if you’re not planning on eating it within a day or so, we recommend you store it in the freezer (good for up to 12 months) or fridge (good for up to 2 weeks).
Our frozen garlic toast, frozen biscuits, and frozen garlic bread can be kept in the freezer for up to 12 months.
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