• Every time I come back from the grocery store, my boyfriend and I get into an argument about which produce does and doesn’t go in the fridge. And now I have this handy-dandy guide to back me up. Here, summer produce you shouldn’t store in the fridge but probably do. [LA Times]
The summer season gets a lot of love when it comes to produce. It’s the time of year, of course, when you can get strawberries, tomatoes and corn so sweet and delicious, you can (and probably, do) eat them for dessert. But just because summer is now officially behind us doesn’t mean you have to mourn the end of tasty fruits and veggies. Fall comes with its own haul that’s pretty darn amazing, too.
Don’t believe me? Check out the goodies that’ll be hitting the produce section in the coming weeks and months, and bookmark the following recipes for your fall kitchen adventures. Then say it with me: Adios, summer.
The freezer can be a scary place—it’s dark and cold, and Lord knows how long stuff has actually been in there. So understandably, many of us stick to keeping our fresh foods in the fridge.
But it turns out, the freezer can be just as great as—and maybe even better than—the fridge when it comes to storing your produce, especially if you’re headed on vacation. Storing stuff in the freezer extends the life of tons of veggies, bread and dairy products, so they’re still fresh when you get home a few weeks, or even months, later.
But despite the freezer’s perks, if you, like me, have no idea how to properly freeze your food, pay attention: Slate has created this super useful video for all of us cursed with freezer fear. The short video is loaded with tricks for freezing everything from eggs to herbs to avocados. Trust me, by the time you’re done watching you’ll be a food-freezing pro. Check out the video below.