Keep Food Fresh

Tested : The Best Way to Keep Strawberries Fresh

During the summer, fresh strawberries are everywhere: at your neighborhood farmers market and in many desserts like strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie, to name just a couple. Bringing home a few baskets of the ruby red fruit always seems like a good idea... until ...more

How To : Keep your herbs fresh with tips

We can't get enough of fresh herbs in our cooking, but that's just the problem: About 2 days after we purchase our sprigs of thyme and sage they look sadder than Ashton Kutcher's last romantic comedy. So if you're curious as to how to make your pricy herbs last longer, check ...more

News : This Can Will Keep Your Opened Wine Fresh for Weeks

Ideally, wine would stay as perfect and delicious as the day it was first uncorked forever. But, thanks to a pesky process called oxidation, re-corked wine (no matter how you do it) pales in comparison to a fresh's bottles original magic. Don't Miss: 8 Great Ways to Score Qua ...more

How To : Tips for Keeping Your Flowers Fresh & Long-Lasting

Someone just gave you a bouquet of freshly cut flowers... how do you enjoy them for as long as possible before they start wilting and drooping? First things first, keep them cold in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. If you don't have the time or the space to do that, ju ...more

How To : Garnish food with fresh food and herbs

Garnishes may sometimes feel as something that we thinks is too difficult to do. Don't fear in this how to video Chef Paul talks about food presentation and how to garnish your dishes. Watch and learn how to make a great tasting dish stand out even more with fresh food and herbs.

How To : Store baking ingredients correctly to keep fresh

It is important to know how to keep your cooking and baking ingredients fresh. Many have either an expiration date or a "use by" date on the containers which should be followed. Shortening can turn rancid if it is kept in a warm environment. To keep it from going bad it can ei ...more

How To : Keep strawberries fresh by storing them properly

You bought a whole bunch of strawberries on sale, but you don't want them to go bad. CHOW contributor Daniel Duane shares his trick for keeping farmers’ market strawberries fresh and making them last longer. Just follow this cooking how to video for great tips on keep fresh fr ...more

How To : Store basil properly and keep it fresh

These quick kitchen tips will get you cooking efficiently and happily. In this how-to video, learn how to efficiently store basil so that it stays fresh days after you buy it. You'll enjoy using fresh basil all week long.

How To : Keep ginger fresh

Have you ever had ginger and watched it go bad because you had no use for it right away? Well, now there is a answer to that problem. The only thing you will need is a cup and some water and of course your ginger. First, pour some water into a jar or cup of some sort and then ...more

How To : Keep a relationship fresh

The fresh feeling of excitement in a relationship may fade over time. Learn ways to keep things fresh in your relationship from a licensed clinical social worker in this video tutorial. Take action: make intimacy and romance are priority, allow spontaneity, and don't stop lear ...more

How To : Keep cut flowers fresh

The key to keeping fresh cut flowers perky for a week or more without floral preservatives (which contain biocides that kill bacteria and fungus) is to keep the water fresh and the stems free of air pockets so they can continue to draw up water.

How To : Keep cut flowers fresh with alcohol and sugar

Hey, here's a quick and easy tip for you! Did you ever wonder how other people can keep their flowers looking fresh and perky for days? All it takes is a quick little trick. Just add a little bit of gin and vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to your water, and your flowers will be ...more

How To : Keep your greens fresh for a whole week

Do you often end up with slimy salad greens after just a day or two? Here's how to keep greens fresh and tasty for a week. You Will Need * A salad spinner * Paper towels * A plastic bag or containera plastic bag or container Step 1 Soak the greens briefly in enough cold water ...more

How To : Keep Your Fitted Caps Fresh

This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name c ...more

How To : Keep your family away from Red 40 food coloring

In this tutorial, learn all about the controversial and artificial food dye, Red 40. Red 40 is linked to hyperactivity in kids as well as ADHD, migraines, stomach aches and jitters. The UK is actually banning Red dye 40 this year. Check out this tutorial and learn which foods ...more

Your Fridge : You're Using It Wrong

When you come home from the grocery store, you probably put away every single fruit and vegetable in the bins and drawers in your refrigerator. Any fifth grader knows that fridges work to preserve food, thus everything should go in there, right? Nope! Chances are, you've been ...more

How To : Replace a refrigerator's turning water filter

Besides being able to keep food cool and fresh for days, a fridge can also do much more. One feature that many are coming equipped with is an area for drinking water. This makes it easier to get a hold of nice, cool water during a hot summer day. But of course you need a filte ...more

How To : Make foods last longer

Keep foods fresher longer with these tricks. Learn how to make your food last longer. You Will Need: * Bread * An apple * Brown bags * Plastic bags * Paper towels Step 1: Keep cookies crisp Keep the treats in your cookie jar from getting stale by putting a piece of bread – p ...more

How To : 9 Drinking Straw Hacks That Don't Suck

The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more

How To : A Layer of Water Stops Guacamole from Browning

Guacamole is one of those things that tastes far better than it looks. To someone who isn't a huge fan of avocados, guacamole's texture can appear slimy, and on top of that, its chunky green appearance brings up visions of Nickelodeon-style slime. What's even worse is the brow ...more

How To : Get Cleaner, Healthier Teeth with These Superfoods

There are certain foods and beverages that can actually brighten your smile or improve your dental health when you chew or sip them. Once you understand their chemical properties or textures, you can look to items you already have in your cupboards or refrigerator to help keep ...more

How To : The Easiest Way to Make Guilt-Free Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. It's a universally loved treat that seems to make everyone who eats it giddy. However, there are two downsides to ice cream, in my opinion. First, it's hard to make at home, and good quality ice cream can be expensive. Second ...more

Your Freezer : You're Using That Wrong, Too

Last week, I showed you why your refrigerator is one of the best tools in the kitchen when it comes to saving money and preserving food at its tastiest. But did you know your freezer is another underutilized ally in the cooking game? Chances are, you've been using your freeze ...more

How To : Dehydrate Food Without a Dehydrator

I grew up in a rural town, and that meant that we dehydrated a lot of food. Even with a hungry family of five, there was no way that we could eat all of the season's tomatoes before they molded, or all of the orchard's apples before they grew soft, or all of the wild mushrooms ...more

How To : Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes or Less

Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more

How To : Make Mexican salsa

Hetal and Anuja from Show Me The Curry take us through the steps to make a tasty, fresh salsa which is an integral part of Mexican cuisine. You will need a food processor for this recipe, a blender would make the salsa to thin and soup like. First, add the following ingredient ...more

How To : More Food Hacks from Our Facebook Fans

We always want to find more ways to help brilliantly lazy cooks make great-tasting food and save money and time in the process. Luckily, our Facebook fans are invaluable sources of information when it comes to getting cool tips, behind-the-scenes info, and more. We've already ...more

How To : Stop Tossing Food—Expiration Dates Mean Nothing

I'll admit it: I ignore expiration dates. No matter if it's a sell-by date, "best if used before" date, or even a use-by date, I don't care. I just check for signs of food decay and keep on eating. Not everyone is as lax as I am about expiration dates, though. Some people tos ...more

How To : Vacuum a seal ziplock bag

Need to vacuum seal some food but you don't have to the money for a vacuum sealer? Learn how to suck the air out and vacuum seal a plastic bag to keep things fresher. Vacuum a seal ziplock bag. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Eat Better by Making Healthy Food More Visible

We tend to assume that eating is mostly a physical act, but the mind has so much to do with the choices we make. We've already shown you how clenching your fist can lead to better food choices and how you can trick yourself into choosing better meals at restaurants. Now by si ...more

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