You would think that after all these years of being a “mom,” aka designated grocery shopper, meal planner, chief cook and bottle washer that I would be more informed when it comes to storing my fruits and vegetables. It wasn’t too long ago I was putting my tomatoes and onions in the refrigerator! Even this past weekend, I bought some avocados and couldn’t remember if they were a cold storage fruit or a dark storage or a just leave it out in the fruit bowl item. Why do I find storage so complicated? I think primarily because I never really have spent too much time thinking about it.
What got me thinking about all of this was the CobornsDelivers’ Fruit Storage Guide that was tucked so nicely into my tote earlier this summer. What a great guide this has been for me. It opened my eyes to getting the most from my produce purchase. Like for instance, did you know that pears should be placed in a paper bag to ripen and then placed in the refrigerator unwashed for up to three days? Or that your asparagus will last a lot longer if you soak the stems in water?
Needless to say, I am still learning how to navigate the produce management at my house but between the Fruit Storage Guide andVegetable Storage Guide located on CobornsDelivers.com and the Produce Pick of the Day… not only am I now more informed on what to buy, but also on what to do with it when I get it!
Mmmm, from the melons to the mangos, one more reason to love summer!
P.S. Did you know that apples soften 10 times faster at room temperature? One of my favorite new produce tips!