Wednesday, October 14

Word to the wise Wednesday - Vege tips I learned this week



  • To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes! 
  • If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato-it absorbs the excess salt for an instant “fix me up.”
  • Avoid storing potatoes with onions because, when close together, they produce gases that spoil both.
  • To help prevent sprouting and rot, try putting some dried sprigs of sage, rosemary, and/or lavender in with the potatoes. The oils in these herbs help to suppress sprouting and inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause potatoes to rot.
  • Zap garlic cloves in the microwave for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off!  
  • Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator it will keep for weeks! 
  • Save celery leaves. Spread them out on paper towels or a paper plate and let them dry. Crumble them into soups, salads and stuffings ( I knew this actually but wanted to let you know because it is delicious sprinkled on a roast too!)
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5 lovely comments:

mum/toddler/babe on October 14, 2009 at 9:58 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

LOVE the tips re potatoes!!

Zoey on October 14, 2009 at 11:54 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

the aluminum foil thing works for ice-burg lettuce, too. Makes it last aages!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on October 15, 2009 at 12:40 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I did not know a few of those so thankyou! :D

m.e (Cathie) on October 15, 2009 at 9:52 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

thank you for those tips..hmm, off to move the potatoes away from the onions.

sapna on August 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

thanks for the valuable info...


 

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