by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, May 22, 2012
by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, April 1, 2011
Summer is prime time for produce. While you may know how to cook and eat these seasonal goodies, are you storing them correctly? Here are 8 farmers’ markets finds that should stay out of the fridge.
The chill of the icebox makes tomatoes dull and mealy. Store on the counter (under-ripe ones can go on the windowsill). If they begin to get too ripe, it’s time to make tomato jam or roasted tomato sauce.
Keep whole melons like watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew on the counter for best flavor. USDA research found that storage at room temp may even help keep the antioxidants better intact. Once cut, store in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, March 22, 2009
The time for spring cleaning has arrived — this includes your refrigerator, freezer and pantry! Confused on what should stay and what should go? We’ll tell you how long you can keep foods and when it’s time to toss them.
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Some people hate throwing anything out and that includes food. I’m not talking about any food — I mean those rusty cans, condiments and spices you’ve had for years and frozen meats you need a chisel to remove from the freezer.
It’s spring cleaning time — make sure that extends to the kitchen! Learn the best ways to keep a safe refrigerator, freezer and pantry.
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