Regrow your scallions and save some money
Have you ever wanted to avoid throwing away the inedible parts of your food? Why take another trip to the grocery store when you could use the produce you already have to grow more? Well, instead of throwing away the white ends of scallions, put them in water and watch them grow! You’ll basically have a never-ending supply of scallions!
Turn cottage cheese and sour cream upside down to vacuum seal them
Cottage cheese and sour cream are known to not last long in the fridge. But this trick works wonders to make the ingredients last; after using the sour cream or cottage cheese, secure the lid and flip the container upside down. This creates a vacuum seal that slows down the bacteria’s growth to make them last longer!
Clean your fridge
This one may seem obvious, but there are so many people that don’t regularly clean the fridge – so here we go! There are so many reasons to clean your fridge besides the hygienic purposes. After something goes bad or mouldy, spores are left behind that are just waiting to attack the other foods in your refrigerator – so if you find something mouldy, throw it away and disinfect the fridge!
Freeze and preserve herbs in olive oil to make cooking easier
Have you ever wanted to find better ways to keep your herbs fresher for longer? Herbs are great, but if you don’t use them right away, they’ll go bad. Instead of throwing them away, put them in ice trays with olive oil and stick them in the freezer. This makes them last longer, and you can use one of the cubes as a base for any dish!
Wrap the tops of bananas in tin foil so they don’t over-ripen
Bananas are annoying because on minute they’re perfect, and then a day or 2 later they are over-ripened and much too sweet. So, to avoid them turning brown, wrap aluminium foil or plastic wrap around the top of the banana. This keeps them fresh for 3-5 days longer. It also keeps your bananas away from other foods, which is good since they give off ethylene gas, causing food to rot.
Make onions last up to 8 months by storing them in pantyhose
Yes, of course this look bizarre, but trust us – this is something you should know. If you buy a bunch of onions and don’t use them right away, then you may find it hard to prevent them from rotting. But, instead you could put your onions in pantyhose and tie knots between each one, and hang them up. This will ensure they stay fresh for up to 8 months.
Milk should not go on the door of the fridge
In most households, milk will be found in the refrigerator door for easy access, however this makes it go sour quickly. This is because storing milk in the door means the milk won’t stay consistently cold because people always open and close the door. This makes the milk temperature go up and down, causing bacteria to grow in it.
Ginger should be stored in the freezer
Ginger can be used in various different recipes, but not everyone knows how to store it. The best place to keep fresh ginger is in the freezer, this will make it last longer and will actually make it easier to peel and grate. Some ginger is hard to peel because of the way it grows, however frozen ginger doesn’t need to be peeled because it grates and minces so finely.
What to do with leftover Avocado
So many people love avocados, especially on toast! However, there is 1 major issue with this food; there is always half leftover, and it turns brown within a few hours of putting it in the fridge. This happens because they are exposed to less oxygen, so instead it’s best to leave the pit in so that it oxidizes slower.
Never store mushrooms in a plastic bag
Mushrooms are used in so many different meals, they make everything taste better and will satisfy those fungi cravings. Their only problem is that they go bad easily! To avoid this, store mushrooms in a paper bag in the fridge or in any cool, dry place. If you keep them in plastic, then it will trap their moisture and cause mildew to grow.