Extend the Life of Summer Produce

Extend the Life of Summer Produce
Buying fresh foods from the farmers' market doesn't have to spoil your savings. There are many great ways to preserve your food that go beyond freezing and pickling.

For instance, you can "heat shock" produce like berries, peaches and even asparagus. Simply fill a bowl with water that's 130°F and submerge the produce for about 30 seconds. Next, carefully drain the food and gently spin it dry in a salad spinner lined with paper towels. After that, just store the food in the refrigerator and you're done.

Doing this will keep your produce mold-free for several days longer than their unwashed counterparts. It's that easy.

Preserve your greens from the farmers' market and you can preserve the green in your wallet.


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