15 Ways to Make Your Food Last Almost Forever
Make your food last longer!
Store in Clothing
Put onions in pantyhose and tie a knot between each onion. They will last for almost 8 months!
Don't Store Together
Don't store onions with potatoes. If you are not putting them in pantyhose, onions need to be in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. They will spoil faster if they are with potatoes.
Freeze in Plastic Bottles
Freeze green onions in plastic bottles, and they will not spoil. Just make sure they are dry; otherwise, they will get freezer burn.
Create a mixture of one part vinegar and then ten parts water. Put the berries in the mixture and swirl them around. Drain, rinse, and put the berries in the fridge. The solution is diluted enough that you won't taste the vinegar. Raspberries will last a week more, and strawberries will last almost two weeks.
Add Cooking Spray
Making guacamole is great, but the avocados spoil and turn brown quickly. Spray the guacamole with cooking spray before putting it in the fridge. You should also keep the avocado pit in the guacamole to keep it fresh.
Keep Them Together
Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting. But keep them away from onions!
One Rotten Apple Can Spoil the Bunch
It's not just something your grandmother used to say. Once an apple goes bad, get rid of it. It will ruin the rest of them.
After cutting cheese, dab butter on the sides to keep it from drying out.
Purchase a Gas Absorber
Buy an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge. The pods cost $16. They absorb the gases let out by fruits and vegetables, which will keep them fresh up to three times longer.
Wrap the top of the bananas with plastic wrap; they will keep 3-5 days longer. They need to be kept isolated on the counter because they produce the most ethylene gas.
Wrap It Again
Wrap celery, broccoli, and lettuce in tin foil before putting them in the fridge. They will stay crisp for up to four weeks.
Keep ginger in the freezer. It will grate a lot more easily, and you won't even need to peel it.
Once something goes bad in your fridge, it leaves behind mold. As soon as something goes bad, clean your fridge so the mold will not eat up your other food.
Store in Paper
Store mushrooms in paper bags. A plastic bag will trap moisture and cause mushrooms to mildew.
Freeze in Olive Oil
Freeze fresh herbs in cubes of olive oil using an ice cube tray. The herbs will infuse the oil as they freeze. They will be ready the next time you want to use them.