I know we all want to get the best value for our dollars and make food last as long as possible. We also like a few simple ingredient meals now and then.
Today I am posting some things I have that are very true and would taste yummy.
Bagged lettuce and salad mixes are probably not the best choice - but many people do buy them. I have purchased on occasion, and I have figured that this is totally TRUE. After opening the bag , also remove all the air your can and then fasten close until next use. Air is what causes you lettuce to go bad.
When picking fresh lettuce from the garden or buying non-packaged lettuce at the store - I like to place in a bag with paper towels. The towels absorb any excess moisture and the lettuce lasts much longer.
Here are a few guidelines for picking out a properly ripened melon. There is no absolute guarantee - but you can sure help your odds of getting a wonderfully ripe and sweet one.
I was always told to 'thump' the melon and listen for a hollow sound. I still do that - but I look at them stem and spots too. "Thumping' doesn't always give a sweet melon!
And don't forget as you shop - IF you buy a great buy on seedless grapes (white, red or black) - consider buying extra and freezing them. I remove from the stem, wash them off and dry, then place in freezer bags. This is absolutely the most refreshing and healthy snack on a hot summer day! They are also great to throw into a glass of wine to keep it cold a little while longer!
It's time to think about those fresh and healthy items that come with summer. You can make sure you get the best and preserve in a way that lets you enjoy their freshness for a while longer.
Do you have any summer time tips????