Friday, March 21, 2008

Two week berries.

Moistur and heat are the enemy of berries. I have been using this "technique" for about a year now and it really does make the berries last about a week longer than when left in there original container.

Remove the berries from there original package

Do NOT wash at this point, as this will add moistur

Line an over sized Tupperware container with a paper towel allowing some of the towel to overflow out of the container. The best case scenario is to have the berries in a single layer, but this can be difficult as most of us don't have extra large Tupperware. Strawberries can be especially tough because of there size, so just do your best.

Loosely attach the lid of the Tupperware to one side of the container making sure there is a gap on the other side allowing air to circulate. The overflowing paper will ensure that a seal is not created and air will be allowed to circulate.

Place container in a colder part of your refrigerator.

Berries should last for about two weeks depending on ripeness. Make sure to remove any soft or rotting fruit as mold will spread quickly.

good luck and enjoy