Leftover Fresh Herbs?

Posted On September 19, 2017

I have a big pot of fresh herbs growing outside, but as we get into cooler weather (hopefully soon!), those herbs just don't survive the winter...with the exception of rosemary.  And if there's a specific herb I need that isn't in my garden, I buy it at the supermarket.  But I rarely use all of those purchased herbs and they usually don't last more than about three days. So, I have two methods to put those leftover herbs to good use. Fresh-dried herbs!  Pick the herb...

A Genius Method to Control Oil Drips!

Posted On August 15, 2017

We have all been there...bottles of olive oil or vegetable oil have dripped on our pantry shelves or countertops. And usually, that dripping makes an awful stain on our shelves. I leave my olive oil on the countertop, as I use it at least several times a day, and this is easier for me. But, each time I pick up the bottle, I notice that unsightly green circle where the bottle has been sitting, regardless of how careful I've been when pouring the oil. Well, check out this...

Tomatoes: Which Side Up?

Posted On August 02, 2017

One of my favorite things about summer:  the gorgeous vine-ripened tomatoes you see in the markets!  So flavorful and juicy...easy to slice, begging for a little sea salt, maybe some torn basil and/or fresh mozzarella, or sliced and served 'as is.'   If you are like me, when I see them on display, I want (and buy) A LOT!  Sadly, because they are vine-ripened, they don't last as long, but I have an easy solution to get a few more days of storage. Place the...

The Secret to Keeping Guacamole Green!

Posted On July 25, 2017

Guacamole is a real favorite in my house. And it seems I can never make enough - bowls are always "licked" clean. On rare occasions, there might be a tiny bit left to save, but thinking about that brown guacamole the next day usually convinces me to just toss the remainder. Over the years, I've tried all sorts of methods to preserve that green color. I remember, as a child, my mother would leave the pits in the dip until right before serving, and maybe...

Date It!

Posted On May 23, 2017

Do you sometimes look in your refrigerator and see jars or containers you have opened, and you have no idea how long they've been there?  Should you keep...toss?  I have a simple solution to that dilemma!  When you first open the jar/container, take a Sharpie and write the date.  That way, you can calculate how long it's been sitting there.  Sometimes things smell okay, but they have been open too long.  Sour cream is good example...it's sour to begin with!  Yes, a little mold usually...

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