• Miriam Rose

How to keep your veggies fresh for longer

With the price of everything rising, it's more important than ever to make the most of what we have, and your store-bought veggies are no exception!



It can be difficult to make sure that your veggies stay fresh for at least a week after you do a big shop! Here are some of my tips for keeping your vegetables fresh for longer:


Leafy Greens

Leafy greens stay fresh longer if they’re rinsed, wrapped in a paper towel or tea towel, and refrigerated in a container or sealed plastic bag. You can do this with lettuce greens, bok choy, Swiss chard, kale and spinach.


Asparagus

Best stored in the fridge. Keep the stalks moist by wrapping them with a damp paper towel or store the stalks upright in a bowl or glass of cold water.


Root vegetables

Should be stored in a cool, dark, dry spot outside the fridge like a cupboard or root cellar to prevent them from sprouting early. You can also store garlic, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins this way.


Mushrooms

Best stored in a paper bag.


Carrot and Celery

Slice the carrot and celery into sticks and place in a jar. Cover completely with water, close so it is airtight and place in the fridge. They will stay fresh or up to 2 weeks.


Leek, Spring onion and fresh herbs

Place the used leek, spring onion or fresh herbs in a jar of water and leave on the window sill. In summer, put the herbs in the fridge to prevent mould.


What is your favourite way to keep your veggies fresh?

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