Smart Tip: Keep Berries Fresh Longer With This Washing Method
Berry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Recipe by Our Best Bites 1/2 c. white wine vinegar 1/2 c. honey (or sugar) 1-2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon grated onion 1 tsp. kosher or other coarse salt About 10 cracks of freshly ground black pepper 1 c. raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries 2/3 c. canola oil 1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.