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hanging onions

Using Pantyhose to Store OnionsExtend the life of your onions by keeping them dry. Use an old panty hose leg to hang them; tying a knot between each one is even more helpful. This is a page about using pantyhose to store onions.

 

Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsI eat a lot of salad and like to buy the big bags of romaine hearts at Costco. I find that bagged salad goes bad very quickly, but preparing it this way myself allows the lettuce to last over a week.

 

A bowl of leftover turkey.

How to Keep Turkey from Drying Out When ReheatingRoasted turkey can easily dry out if not stored properly. This is a page about keeping turkey from drying out when reheating.

 

avocado half with onion slice

Keep Avocados from Turning BrownTo keep your avocados from turning brown, seal them together with a cut onion. I have a little plastic container, but you can also place them in a ziplock bag. The onion will keep the avocado green longer!

 

Vegetables on Small Shelf

Storing VegetablesThis page is about storing vegetables. Many kinds of vegetables can be stored specially to be preserved longer.

 

sprinkles in jar

Rainbow Sprinkles Mason Jar DispenserThe lids from Parmesan cheese containers fit nicely onto mason jars. Once I learned this, I began to look for items that would work well in these new storage jars.

 

spout on mason jar

Salt Spout Mason JarDon't throw that empty salt container away. You can remove the top with the spout and cut it down to fit inside a mason jar ring! Now you can put all kind of things in the jar and easily pour out the amount you want.

 

powdered sugar in jar

Powdered Sugar Mason Jar DispenserThe lids from Parmesan cheese containers fit nicely onto mason jars. Once I learned this, I began to look for items that would work well in these new storage jars.

 

Refill and Relabel Spice Bottles

Buy Spices In BulkWhen I use up a jar of herbs/spices, I wash the jar and remove the label. When I buy new herbs/spices, I buy the cheaper, bulk packaged brand. I put the herb/spice in the saved jar.

 

Celery on White Background

Storing CeleryStoring celery and keeping it crisp is possible. This is a page about storing celery.

 

Spaghetti in Pringles Can

Store Spaghetti in Pringles CanA great way to store spaghetti is in a full-sized Pringles can. I wiped out the empty can with a damp paper towel to remove any oil and salt. I was able to fit 2 whole bags of spaghetti into the can.

 

Preventing Mold On Berries, Moldy Strawberry

Preventing Mold On Fresh BerriesThis is a page about preventing mold on fresh berries. It is so disappointing to buy fresh berries only to have them mold before you can use them all.

 

Storing Root Crops

Storing Root Crops Outdoors Over WinterStoring garden vegetables whole is quicker and more economical than freezing, canning or dehydrating them.This is especially true for certain root crops. Potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, and parsnips, adapt well to winter storage. No room indoors? No worries.

 

Vacuum Packing & Food Storage

Vacuum Packing & Food StorageMy newest experiment has been vacuum sealing my food. As one who always loved to "put up" food in glass Mason jars and keep a stocked freezer, the thought of further food preservation intrigued me.

 

Stocking Up the Proper WayStocking up can be a great way to save money, but if it's not done properly it can do exactly the opposite. To succeed one must have a good grasp on the household's habits as well as a good sense of organization.

 

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A binder clip used as a chip clip

Clipping Those ChipsI buy the large binder clips to close the tops of chip bags, and also bags of veggies in the freezer. They are strong, and have a strong holding ability. I could never keep the plastic clips in place.

 

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