Thursday, May 10, 2012

berry care


A tip to forestall the fuzzy berry issue: after buying and before storing berries, rinse them in cold water and then give them a short vinegar bath. Use 1 part cider vinegar to 10 parts cold water, dump the berries in and let them play for a minute or two before pulling them out. Drain in a colander for a few minutes and then store in the fridge. This should prolong their life quite significantly. It's a tiny bit of a pain but nothing compared to finding an expensive bunch of berries wearing fuzzy green coats just when you were all ready for one. Works for all kinds of berries. 

4 comments:

Jonathon said...

Wow. I guess that kind of makes sense - you're essentially disinfecting the berries. Smart!

Flora said...

Cheri, do you rinse the berries after the cider vinegar/water bath?

Cheri said...

Flora - I don't but you could if you wanted. There is really no need. The vinegar solution is dilute enough that there is no taste of it on the fruit.

Flora said...

Thanks!