THERE ARE OTHERS WHO HAVE POSTED THIS COMMENT ALSO; WHAT DO WE DO WITH ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE LISTED ON THE CHART IN BLACK PRINT? YOU DIDN'T GIVE ANY SPECIFICATIONS FOR THIS COLOR IN THE ARTICLE INTRODUCTION. SOMEONE PLEASE POST AN APPROPRIATE ANSWER HERE! THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER HELPS HERE.ALSO, IN RESPONSE TO STORING HERBS IN A GLASS OF WATER IN THE FRIDGE. IT IS A BAD IDEA! I TOO, HAVE TRIED TO STORE VARIOUS HERBS THIS WAY. THEY ALL HAVE FIED A TERRIBLE SLIMY, BLACK & WITHERED UP DEATH WITHIN 2-4 DAYS. IT IS MUCH BETTER TO CLEAN/RINSE THEM IN A COLANDER. LET THOROUGHLY DRAIN. POUR ONTO PAPERTOWELS & LIGHTLY PAT DRY LAY OUT A DOUBLE LAYER OF Papertowels flat, put an even layer of herbs onto towels & gently roll/fold up so that the towel piece3 will fit into your ziploc bag. store in the veggie crisper until needed. they last forever this way as the towels absorb the moisture. change the towels out as they become damp.
3/3/2009 8:06:32 PM
Wow, I never realized I was storing my stuff wrong, and sure enough, it's been spoiling quickly. Hopefully this will help lots!
2/25/2009 8:27:00 PM
I am so glad to learn how to store fruits and vegetables properly. I have always figured they all kinda went in the refridgerator. Thanks again!
My mother had strongly recommended green bags. They are one of those "as seen on TV" products and I was unsure if they would work. She found some at Bed Bath and Beyond for around $10 and she loved them. I went and got some and now I would swear by them as well. My produce truly does stay fresher for longer periods of time. The only thing I would not reccomend to put in them is bananas.
Great article! I also wrap celery in foil; however, I learned that tip from my late mother in-law about 30 yrs ago. My biggest challenge is in readjusting my food buying as an empty nester =-0 Kath
9/10/2008 1:11:09 AM
Green bags don't really work, in my honest opinion ... especially if you live in a place where it is HUMID! I have had so much food ROT in green bags I finally gave up. (it probably depends on the make of them --- like people, not all bags are made equally!)
One thing that makes me waste less is as soon as I get home from the store I cut the veggies I am going to use as "nibbles/snacks" into the right sizes IMMEDIATELY.
For HEAD LETTUCE lettuce, remove the core (whack it on the counter and it will pull right out, pour about 1/4 - 1/2 of a cup of water into where you removed the core and then store in a lettuce crisper which does not let the head of lettuce touch the bottom... lettuc crispers are available everywhere from Walmart for little, and Tupperware for $$$$$.
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