We've always faced problems when it comes to storing vegetables and fruits. Most of the time, they wilt or they get ruined, and there goes dinner. Let's not go there shall we? We've got a few tips for you!
1. Let us start with strawberries. Yes, there is a specific way to clean them. No, not just by rinsing. Strawberries are usually covered in grime and chemicals, so you'd have to take extra measures to get them off your berries. Start by filling a bowl with four parts water to one part white vinegar. Put in the berries so that they are completely submerged with the vinegar wash, and soak for 20 minutes. Rinse the fruit thoroughly under cool water and pat dry with cloth or paper towels. You'll be surprised with what you'll find in the leftover water.
2. Moving on to your leafy greens. We have had people asking us on how to keep their greens fresh and crisp. Here's a useful tip. Leafy greens stay fresh when they're rinsed, wrapped in a paper towel or tea towel, and refrigerated in a container or sealed plastic bag. You can do this with lettuce greens, bok choy, Swiss chard, kale and spinach.
3. How about chillies? We live in a country where we can't survive without chilli. Fresh chillies will last longest if you store them well. There are two schools of thought on this, the first is to store them in a paper bag in a cool dry place (if you have a pantry this is great for it). The second way is in a ziplock bag inside a fridge. To increase the length of time that they will store for, you can remove the stem part of the chill before you place it in the bag.
We hope these tips are helpful! We'll be back with more!