What's the best way to store store-bought fresh herbs so they last the longest? I usually have cilantro/coriander, scallion, mint, basil (Thai, holy, and Italian), and occasionally sawtooth coriander and Chinese chives on hand. [more inside]
How long does an open jar of minced garlic stay edible in a refrigerator? [more inside]
I'm looking for containers to store food in the bilge (under the floor) part of my boat. Something like a Nalgene. But they are too expensive. [more inside]
I need a way to give my girlfriend lots of good food that she can eat on the go as she travels to another state for an athletic competition. [more inside]
I like to keep a case of bottled water in my car, for emergencies and inconveniences. During the winter months, the bottles tend to freeze (and thaw). What is the most burst-proof brand of bottled water, or what sort of shape/style of bottle should I be looking for? [more inside]
I'm growing an organic garden with a friend this year. This morning, we harvested lots of salad greens and I took a paper bag of them home. They have not been washed, and they are in the paper bag sitting inside my fridge in the crisper drawer. How many days do you think it is likely they will last? Is there anything I can do to keep it fresh longer?
Is is okay to leave serrano ham slices wrapped in their wax paper but on the counter? [more inside]
I like my coffee--enough that I just drink one good cup a day. (I make it with an Aeropress.) Since it's just one cup, I don't feel shy about adding half & half. Ultra-pasteurized h&h has a sell-by date that can be a month out or more. I thought I'd be smart and make it easier to store and pour by putting it in a glass container. It's this GlassLock container. After four or five days, the h&h starts to separate. What should last for weeks more goes bad almost right away. This has happened with several brands of h&h, and I've certainly washed the container well. Does anyone have a guess on why this is happening? Any suggestions on a container (you've tried yourself) that does work well for storing half & half?
I am looking for labels to put on food I store in the freezer. Requirements inside: [more inside]
How much food should someone keep stored in their pantry? [more inside]
I bought a hot rotisserie chicken from the deli section at the local health food store today. I took it apart and packed the light and dark meat and some of the skin into glass mason jars. I am storing these jars in my fridge. How long can I expect them to last? Can I eat the chicken from the jars 3 to 4 days from now? If I had just put the whole chicken in the fridge, would it have lasted longer? Thank you so much!
How do I best store my food so it neither goes bad nor attracts fruit flies? [more inside]
Can you help my household kick the plastic habit? [more inside]
Please help me find the perfect oatmeal container. [more inside]
What are the differences in production and storage of (chicken) eggs in France versus the United States? [more inside]
What's the best way to store apples for the long term? I've got a serious honeycrisp apple addiction going and I want to keep eating them when they're out of season. Supposedly they keep for 3-4 months in the fridge. Is this true? Can I freeze apples and thaw them later? Will freezing destroy the texture or flavor?
Looking for home storage solutions for bulk items such as flour, sugar, rice. [more inside]
DH and I are looking at grinders -- specifically, grinders that can handle whole wheat berries but we will, of course, use this grinder for whatever else we can (coffee, for example). Looking for your experiences with and recommendations for grinders, as well as your ideas for what to do with ground substances. There is [more inside]
Can I adequately clean a mildewed bookshelf for food storage? [more inside]
How can I best store homemade blueberry muffins so that they'll last up to six days? [more inside]
Am I going to get sick from eating this pulled pork? [more inside]
What shouldn't I refrigerate? [more inside]
I need to provide breakfast/brunch-type food to a large number of people. What are some good ways to cook typical breakfast dishes such as omelettes, pancakes, french toast, eggs, bacon, etc. so that I can store and reheat them? [more inside]
Where can I find lockable food &/or drink containers? [more inside]
I have a couple questions about storing grains and where to find things to store them in. Step inside to hear them. [more inside]