TIP OF THE DAY: Produce Storage Tips ~ How To Keep Produce Fresher, Longer

We’re one of those households that wastes a lot of fresh produce. Thanks to Taste Of Home for these tips: Some of these you may already know. Most were new to us.     APPLE SLICES: SOAK IN SALT WATER Sliced apples are a convenient snack or salad topper, but if you slice them in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Eat Your Water ~ Foods With The Highest Water Content

[1] The champion: Cucumbers are 97% water, the most of any food (photo © Sun Basket). [2] It’s easy to carry celery sticks—95% water—to munch on for added hydration (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Tomatoes are 95% water. These are home-grown tomatoes: Have soil, will plant (photo © Bonnie Plants)! [4] Watermelon is 91% water.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Ripen Fruit

[1] Just pop fruits that need to be ripened in a paper bag (photo © Good Eggs). [2] The riper the banana, the faster it will help to ripen the other fruits (photo © King Arthur Flour). [3] Before you can dig into the creamy flesh, you need to ripen an avocado (photo © Aldi).…
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How To Store Fruits & Vegetables – Keep Produce Fresher Longer

[1] What goes into the fridge: the crisper drawer and on the shelves (photos 1 to 3 © Good Eggs). [2] What goes into the pantry. [3] What goes on the countertop. [4] Radishes go into the high humidity crisper drawer (photo © Amber Engle | Unsplash). [5] Cauliflower goes into the high humidity crisper…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Spring Dinner

A few days ago, our wine collectors group had its scheduled team spring dinner, an annual event that celebrates the emergence of spring fruits and vegetables. Problem is, nature isn’t cooperating. We’re still waiting for some of our favorite spring produce to show up in stores in the chilly Northeast. Even though some of them…
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