Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints
  • Store asparagus in the refrigerator for no more than a day or two. Trim the stems first and then wrap in wet paper towels.
  • When cooking veggies that have an unpleasant odor, simmer a small pan of vinegar on the stove to neutralize the scent.
  • Make your own salad dressings using (infused) vinegar and oil. They cost much less and can be tailored to your own taste.
  • Wash and cut up veggies when you bring them home from the store. On a busy weeknight you’ll have all the prep work done and are more likely to eat healty.
  • Put paper towels in the veggie compartments in fridge to keep fruit and veggies longer.
  • Soak celery in water with lemon juice before refrigerating. This prevents it from turning brown.
  • Remove the lettuce core by banging the head on the counter and pulling out the center
  • Wrap lettuce in paper towel to keep it from turning brown.
  • A little lemon juice with mushrooms brings out their flavor.
  • Chew gum when peeling onions. This will reduce tears.