Posts Tagged ‘storing’

Mason Jar Storage and Labeling

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Mason Jar Storing Scarlet Runner Beans

Mason Jar Storing Scarlet Runner Beans

Tuesday Tip

Mason Jar Storage and Labeling

I love using mason jars to store ingredients.  I prefer storing food in glass or metal, and these jars are inexpensive, durable, and seal tightly.  I have a variety of sizes for flours, sugars, seeds, nuts, grains, legumes and dried fruits.
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Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
Storing Fresh Basil

Storing Fresh Basil

Tuesday Tip

Storing Fresh Basil

I wrote about turning fresh herbs into dry a couple years ago.  But what if you want fresh basil around for a few days to use in a variety of recipes?  Unless you have your own pot of fresh basil (which is a great option if you have the room), it’s hard to keep fresh basil bright green and upright.
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A is for Artichoke

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Artichokes

Artichokes ©Erin Gennow

A is for Artichoke
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Buying and Storing Spices and Dried Herbs

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Spices

Spices

Tuesday Tip

Buying and Storing Spices/Dried Herbs

When storing spices it’s best to store them away from light and heat.  Spices and herbs won’t go bad; they just loose their strength and flavor as they age.  Whole spices will keep their flavor longer than ground spices.  You will also get the best flavor by ground whole spices right before using.  Purchasing ground spices is still okay and works for many dishes.  Ground spices will keep their flavor longer than dried herbs.
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Washing and Storing Lettuces

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
3 Types of Lettuce

3 Types of Lettuce

Forget bagged lettuce.  Save some money and go for the un-bagged loose leaf or head lettuces.  Or try chard or kale. I love getting a variety of lettuces from the farmer’s market to combine in different ways.  Wash it right when you get home and then bag it yourself so it’s ready to use when you are ready to eat.  Here’s how:
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