Preserving Berries

This is a tip, not a recipe.
And it comes from one savvy lady, my Grandma M.  She is full of ideas in the kitchen and this one is no exception.  It was passed onto her from one of the girls in her gourmet group.  (yep, my savvy grandma belongs to a gourmet cooking group - did I mention that I want to be her.)

We tend to be wasteful when it comes to food in North America.  We don't think twice when tossing out a bruised apple or throwing out the leftover rice from dinner.  Other countries don't fare so well, or have the abundance or access to food that we are lucky enough to.  In our house, I'm always looking for ways to cut down on waste and this tip just seems like a no brainer.   Who doesn't want fresh berries for as long as possible.  I can't think of anything more frustrating than berries that go bad before you've had a chance to finish them off.  So, in order to keep you and your berries together for as long as possible, wash them in an apple cider vinegar solution.  1 part vinegar & 10 parts water.  Done.  The vinegar will kill any spores or bacteria that is on the fruit, keeping them fresh and delicious.  Make room in your fridge, you are bound to have berries that last!

Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 10 parts water.  Dump berries into solution, and swirl.  Rinse berries and store in fridge.  Simple.


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