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  • Fresh Bread Forever (Almost)

    Filed in Keep it Fresh

    Store leftover “artisanal” bread (like a sourdough or ciabatta loaf) in an airtight container on the counter. For bread that won’t be used within a day or two, put the container in the freezer. When you’re ready to use the … Continue reading

  • Banana-rama

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    If the bananas on the counter are past their “use by” date, peel them and put them in a freezer-safe container or plastic bag, and put them in the freezer. They’ll be perfect for making banana bread or smoothies later!

  • Squeeze Those Lemons

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    If you or your friend has a prolific lemon tree, don’t let all those great lemons go to waste. Squeeze the lemons and freeze the juice in ice cube trays, then store them in the freezer for anytime you need … Continue reading

  • Lettuce Be Fresh

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    To keep delicate lettuce greens fresh longer, separate the leaves from the lettuce head, rinse, and then dry them in a salad spinner. Place the leaves in a single layer on paper or tea towels, and roll them up. Put … Continue reading

  • Cool as Cucumbers

    Filed in Keep it Fresh

    Buy an inexpensive refrigerator thermometer to ensure your refrigerator is maintaining the proper temperature (33 – 40 degrees). Keeping cold foods at the proper temperature helps to slow bacterial growth and maintain food quality.

  • In and Out

    Filed in Keep it Fresh

    Don’t leave the refrigerator door open for any longer than necessary. The refrigerator won’t have to work as hard to maintain the proper temperature for safe food storage and your food won’t be unnecessarily put at risk.

  • Grocery Store Giddy-Up

    Filed in Keep it Fresh

    Put your groceries away as quickly as possible when you get home from the grocery store, starting with frozen and cold items first. Minimize the number of times you open the refrigerator and freezer doors by putting away several items … Continue reading

  • Cutting Carefully

    Filed in Keep it Fresh

    Put a dish towel under your cutting board to keep the board stable and still as you slice and dice.

  • Homemade Salad Dressing

    Filed in Difference Maker

    The difference between home-made salad dressing and store bought salad dressing is like night and day. Simple vinaigrettes can be made in a couple of minutes and stored in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks – many can be … Continue reading

  • Marvelous Marinades

    Filed in Difference Maker

    Homemade marinades are quick and easy; they pack powerful vibrant flavor without the preservatives and fillers that many off-the-shelf marinades have. Marinades are also forgiving, so modify a recipe to your taste and create your own “house” marinade(s).

  • Pesto Perfection

    Filed in Difference Maker

    Homemade pesto beats the pants off anything you’ll find on the average grocery store shelf and, in the food processor, it’s a snap. Homemade pesto can be frozen for several months, so make a few batches – one for tonight … Continue reading

  • Crazy for Crusts

    Filed in Difference Maker

    Homemade pie crusts and tart crusts can’t be beat. Make a few crusts at a time, shape them into 6-inch disks, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for later use. Defrost them in the refrigerator or on the counter when … Continue reading

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