Rescuing your vegetables from spoilage
|March 15, 2011||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Green Living, Groceries|
We all throw out too much food. I know I am doing a lot better than I used to but know I can still improve. I have a good tip which I have used lately and this has greatly improved my vegetables’ chances of survival!
I buy those baby carrots, snow peas and yellow beans weekly. I started putting them all in a bowl of water in the fridge. The carrots won’t become slimy, the snow peas (if already a bit soft) will become very crisp after being in cold water for a few hours. Beans stay fresh too! So does celery! I have the snow peas and carrots in the same container and change the water every 5 days or so just to keep it fresh. You can cut up some cut up peppers in water too.
This tip is especially relevant for those of you who live alone and have to buy a whole bag of carrots or something else and can’t eat it in a week’s time!
Less spoilage means less food waste! So give your veggies a cold bath, leave them in there and your compost bin will remain a little less full this week.