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Frugal Tip: Preserving Produce

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 08, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Day 15 Preserving Produce
Photo credit: Preparing - One Day at a Time
Did you know if you wrap your celery in foil wrap before putting it in your refrigerator, it could last for up to 5 weeks?

It will still be fresh and crisp when you pull it out!

This also works for stored broccoli for up to seven weeks wrapped in foil wrap, and even heads of lettuce for up to six weeks!

No need to cut it up, you can store it still all attached, just like it came home from the store.

Image: Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil | Wrap any size or shape sandwich to hold it together and help keep it fresh
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil

Just rinse and shake dry. Then wrap tightly in the foil wrap.

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Jodie O'Brien Ooooo posted: I knew the celery but not the broccoli and lettuce - great tip!

Michelle Tomkins-Floyd posted: Thanks for that one

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Stephanie Miko posted: I buy a thing of celery for Thanksgiving stuffing . . . I leave half of it in the bag it came in, and shove it to the back of the drawer and use it for Christmas. I don't do anything fancy, and it's fine.

Carol Sanders-Sheehan posted: Just tried this with some celery... I never knew!

Caring Karen Canse See posted: Thanks. Great to know. I hate when it spoils within days.

Heather Minnich posted: Damn, thanks for this tip! I have some broccoli I have to ditch cuz I didn't know this.

Amanda Moore posted: Good to know!

Image: ZENBOO Lightweight, Durable Yellow Banana Storage Bag with Waterproof and Tear-resistance | Keep Bananas, Celery, Cucumber and Other Veggies Fresh for 2 Weeks
Banana Storage Bag
Pat Russell posted: really like this idea...

Paulette Reeves Schreifels posted: I use so little celery, I can buy it at the salad bar pretty cheap.. and no preserving the remains!

Justine Hipson posted: You have no idea how much this makes me happy. Those items are ALWAYS going bad in my house!!!

Phyllis Pegg Tyler posted: What a great idea!

Laurie Mohler posted: I wrap my onions in foil too

Jack O. Gilliland Jr. posted: Try it with corn on the cob. Wrap onions like this and put some garlic with the onion.

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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