If you live in a particularly humid environment, you know how valuable it is to keep your groceries fresh. Here are a couple of tips.
Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.
Put onions in pantyhose, and tie knots between onion. Plus it makes a freaky wall art installation!
Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.
Make sure the green onions are completely dry before storing or they'll get freezer burn.
Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge.
There are a number of ways to keep avocado green, and oil is one of them. You should also keep the pit in the guacamole.
Wrap your cheese in cheese paper or wax paper (NOT plastic wrap) and then place in a plastic baggie. Keep in the warmest part of the fridge (vegetable or cheese drawer).
Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap.
They'll keep for 3-5 days longer than usual, which is especially helpful if you eat organic bananas. Bananas also produce more ethelyne gas than any other fruit, so keep them isolated on the counter.
This trick using a paper towel will keep your salad lettuce fresh all week long.
The paper towel will absorb the moisture.
Also, you might want to invest in a salad spinner. It'll get rid of moisture, which is the culprit of wilting leaves.
Mason jars are your friend.
They provide a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to plastic tupperware, which deteriorates and stains easily. Produce will keep a few days longer if stored in a jar.
Roast nuts as soon as you get home from the store, then store them in the freezer.
Nuts that are roasted have more flavor, keep longer, and can always be used in recipes that call for nuts, roasted or otherwise. Spread them in a single layer on a sheet pan, bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant.