Americans throw away half of all their food amounting to $160 billion every year. 77% say they feel guilty about their food waste, but they don’t seem to know how to reduce it. Simply storing food correctly can help to reduce food waste and there’s just a few dos and don’ts you need to know to get the best shelf life from your food. 90% of food is thrown away too soon and a lot of this is down to not understanding the labels on packaging.
Before I begin to explain about freezer burn, I want to give you a tip that has to do with freezer burn. If you buy frozen berries at the grocery store, feel the bag to see if the berries seem to be frozen separately. If they are one solid block, they may already be freezer-burned! […]
Vacuum sealers are a very popular and effective way to keep foods fresher for longer. They work by pulling the surrounding air out of plastic bags and then creating a tight seal. With little to no air surrounding the food, and an air-tight seal, food stays fresh much longer than when stored by conventional means. […]
You have a pot of leftover stew on the stove. Should you let it cool down a bit before transferring it to a plastic container and putting it in the refrigerator? Or should you place it in the fridge as soon as possible, to get it cold more quickly. Can’t find your lids? Try Rubbermaid […]
Mushrooms can sometimes bought in bulk at the supermarket when they are sold by the pound. However, more often, fresh mushrooms are packaged in 8-ounce plastic containers which are wrapped in plastic wrap. Is is OK to leave them in this container? While the mushrooms you purchase in a plastic tub, usually common white or […]
We are often told not to freeze dairy products for various reasons. But does this mean we should never freeze dairy? Is there a difference between freezing milk and freezing butter? Milk, although it can be frozen, may undergo protein coagulation (proteins will clump together), fat separation (fat will separate out of emulsion), fat auto-oxidation, […]