Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tuesday Tips & Tricks [ How to make berries last! ]


I know it's almost Wednesday but here is today's tip! I have been buying alot of berries lately. I have been finding some great deals on fresh strawberries at my local store... and as we get closer to summer, the berries will get even better! But if you are not careful, they will mildew and rot in no time. There are days when we eat the entire carton and then there are days when they get passed over. If they are not properly cared for, you could really be wasting not only your food but your money too. And lets face it, paying $4 for a pint of raspberries and then noticing the next day they are all moldy with that nasty fuzz growing on them SUCKS! 

So here's the tip...
That's right a little bit of Vinegar goes a long way with berries! 

When you get home from the store get the berries cleaned right away. The longer you wait, the more chance you take with them rotting. 

Combine 4 Cups Water with 1/2 Cup Vinegar in a Bowl

Place berries in the vinegar and water mixture to kill the bacteria..... then remove and lay on a towel to dry. Make sure the berries dry completely because the vinegar evaporates into the air and leaves no smell or taste. You can rinse them too however its such a diluted solution you can't taste it anyway.

Raspberries will last a week or more, and I've had strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft! 

I hope this inspires you to buy more healthy berries and make this tip will help make them last! It really works well! 

xoxo

K Jaggers

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