Unpacking groceries may seem like a mindless task, but a few important
steps can help you make the most out of the food you buy. To keep food fresh and
safe to eat:
• Store eggs (in their carton) and dairy products inside the fridge, not on the door (that’s the warmest part of the fridge).
• Put meat and poultry into containers on the bottom of the fridge so juices won’t drip and contaminate other foods. Split bigger packages and freeze in meal-size portions for easy defrosting.
• Keep tomatoes on the counter, out of direct sunlight, so they stay fresh and flavourful.
· Cut-up veggies in ready-to-eat portions so they don’t go to waste and are easy to
· If you have fresh herbs left over, try placing them roots/stems first in a glass of water by the window like flowers. Some herbs like parsley and cilantro will actually last a little longer this way. You can also puree them up with oil and store them in an ice cube tray in the freezer. They can be popped out when needed and added to dishes for a fresh herb flavor in seconds.
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