45 Easy Ways to Make Groceries Last as Long as Possible

41 Use Food Containers

Use Food Containers41. Use Food Containers: Saving on groceries doesn’t just stop at the supermarket checkout. Have your dollar go even farther by preserving your food and using some tricks to extend the life of your groceries. If you’re throwing away food, you’re wasting cash, and all the tips (via Popsugar)

42 Best Way to Store Eggplant

Best Way to Store Eggplant42. Best Way to Store Eggplant: We just received two plump eggplants from our CSA and as we were sticking them in the refrigerator, we suddenly questioned whether this was the right move. Remember that tip for storing cucumbers? Turns out eggplant is similar. (via The Kitchn)

43 Store Avocados in the Fridge to Keep Them From Over-Ripening

Store Avocados in the Fridge to Keep Them From Over-Ripening43. Store Avocados in the Fridge to Keep Them From Over-Ripening: We’ve been a little avocado-happy around here lately, what with the breakfast puddings, our new favorite salad, and even an attempt at avocado ice cream. Needless to say, there have been a lot of avocados floating around the kitchen. According to Cheryl Sternman Rule of 5 Second Rule, the best place to keep all these avocados is not necessarily on the counter as we’ve always believed. (via The Kitchn)

44 Chop off the tops before storing them

Chop off the tops before storing them44. Chop off the tops before storing them: I’m a vegetable impulse buyer, wandering through the Union Square Greenmarket at lunchtime and find myself stuffing jewel-toned beets and carrots into my tote bag with the frenzied fervor of a crazy woman. But the crisper was where my good intentions went to die until I got cheat sheet for how to keep vegetables fresh longer: (via Gardenista)

45 The Best Place to Store Tomatoes…and Why

The Best Place to Store Tomatoes...and Why45. The Best Place to Store Tomatoes…and Why: What’s the hallmark of a good tomato? In my book, it’s sweet, bursting with juices, and has a just-firm texture that doesn’t fall apart when I bite into it. I want to eat a perfectly ripe tomato that feels like it was just picked and still warm from the sun. How you store fresh tomatoes can make the difference between tomatoes tasting as they should be or ones that have a weird texture and flavor. Here’s the best way to do it! (via The Kitchn)

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