Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No More Moldy Berries



Okay, so this is totally not writing related, but so what.

Here in Houston, fresh berries have hit the produce aisle with their plump juiciness, their vivid colors, and their low prices tempting me to stock up. But they tend to mold before I can eat them. What's a girl to do?

My mom sent me this. It's as simple as vinegar and water - who knew?

For you busy blog skimmers, here's the quicker 'Just the facts, Mam' version...

Place the berries into a mixture of one part vinegar and ten parts water and swirl around. Let sit up to 5 minutes. Drain, rinse (optional), and put them in the fridge. The vinegar kills mold spores and bacteria on the surface of the fruit, extending their shelf life.

I hope you'll return tomorrow for a discussion on what helped you the most in your writing journey. See ya then. = )

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March 23rd 


ETA: Just coming back to say the vinegar & water rinse trick worked. 
The berries are easily keeping a week and longer. YUM!!!  = )

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    1. Here. *Hands over the blackberries and strawberries from fridge*
      = )

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  2. This is the best tip ever. I love berries but if I don't eat them write away, they go gross. Thanks!

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  3. You're welcome. I was overjoyed, too. LOL
    Now I can have fresh berries for my cereal all week long and not change my once-a-week grocery shopping schedule. ; )

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  4. LOL - Thanks, Lesann. She's my hero, too. ; )

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