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this cute "periodic table of produce" tells you exactly how long and which way to keep your foods so they stay fresh for as long as possible! eat feel fresh's article "spoiled rotten- the shelf life of fruits and vegetables" explains it all!
Hopefully this will help keep fruit and veggies from going bad too early. Smart things here. I have practiced many of these most of my life. I will add Tomatoes. I do not refrigerate them ever. I have a hanging basket in the kitchen for my tomatoes and if I cut it I eat the entire tomato then and there. They act of chilling a whole or cut tomato sucks the flavor away immediately.
produce ripening infographic - how to ripen avocados, berries, stone fruit, peaches, plums, apricots, melons, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, citrus, mango, papaya, herbs, basil, pears, peppers, cucumbers, zuchinni, summer squash, pineapple, garlic, onions, potatos
Is that chicken breast at the bottom of your freezer still safe to eat? How about the mustard that’s been in your cupboard for who knows how long? It’s sometimes hard to know when food needs to be tossed, or when it’s perfectly safe to salvage. We've de-mystified the process with this handy chart, which incorporates advice from the USDA, food scientists, and food manufacturers. (Scroll down for downloadable versions that are perfect for hanging on the fridge).
80+ RECIPES FOR CANNING FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Today’s Recipe Hit List is a handy reference sheet listing dozens of different tutorials and recipes for canning assorted fruits and vegetables. I’ve handpicked these from around the net and focused on featuring those that are for long term storage (though there are a small number that go straight to the refrigerator, these are noted).