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Save Money with These Tips and Tricks on How to Store Vegetables & Herbs

Say goodbye to wasting produce. Extend the life of your freshly bought purchases even longer with these simple and easy tricks!

These easy and inexpensive kitchen hacks can help you not only save money on your next grocery bill, but can also be done with many household items you probably already have! No more broken promises and storage clutter. Let's keep it fresh and simple!

What You'll Need

  • Paper towel
  • Mason jars
  • Brown paper bag
  • Tin foil
  • Water

Directions

  • Asparagus: place them loosely in a glass or bowl upright with water at room temperature. (Will keep for a week both inside and outside of the fridge)
  • Celery: does best when simply placed in a cup or bowl of shallow water on the counter. If you want to keep it in the refrigerator, like I do, wrap it in tin foil. It will stay crisp for weeks.
  • Parsley: Dunk in cold water and spin or lie flat to dry. Place dried parsley in an open container, wrapped with a dry towel to absorb any extra moisture.
  • Basil: is difficult to store well. Basil does not like the cold, or to be wet for that matter. The best method here is an airtight container/jar loosely packed with a small damp piece of paper inside‚Äźleft out on a cool counter.
  • Tomatoes: Never refrigerate. Depending on ripeness, tomatoes can stay for up to two weeks on the counter. To hasten ripeness place in a paper bag with an apple.