The last two weeks: Keeping produce fresh longer, Bryant Terry’s new publishing imprint, recipes, cookbook previews and giveaways

About a month ago, I ordered a set of Stasher silicone reusable bags (as well as a few extra mid-sized bags). I had watched a few videos where cooks were using them and I wanted to try them myself. I received them and put them into the “I’ll get to” pile – that pile is ridiculously high.

As you may have read last week, Deborah, our Data Manager has retired. Over the last few weeks, I’ve taken over certain of her duties and have been extra busy (plus that April cookbook review was massive). So with my busier than usual schedule, I’ve been making quick meals and neglecting most of the produce I had received last Tuesday in my Imperfect Foods box. On Wednesday morning, I took a half hour and decided to put my Stasher bags to work.

I placed a bunch of parsley in a small bag, a bundle of green onions which I had cut in half in another, and Romaine lettuce in another. I had a bunch of broccoli crowns and had separated the stalks and stored them in another bag. Today, I went into the fridge because I was certain I was going to find all the produce deteriorating after being stored for a week but I promise you everything looks as fresh as it did when I stored it away last week.

Yes, these bags are expensive but they work and are reusable and I’m not filling up a landfill with one-time use plastic bags. Yes, I am guilty of being a plastic storage bag junkie. After seeing how well the Stasher product works, I’ve ordered three larger sized bags for freezing and sous vide purposes. I paid for these bags myself and I’m sharing how wonderful they work for me because produce season is upon us. We all want to make use of those items we purchase or grow and instead of washing, drying, wrapping in a paper towel and placing into a bag – I’ve been putting my produce into a Stasher bag and then when I’m ready to use it – I’ll wash and dry and cook! What are your tricks for keeping produce fresh?

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The last two weeks on the blog

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Some of the new 2021 cookbook covers

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  • Rinshin  on  May 7, 2021

    I have few ways to keep them fresher. For bean sprout bags, poke several holes and for mini cucumbers , use paper towel for each one and roll up. Continue with remaining cucumbers and place loosely in a plastic wrap. I spread out paper towel and separate out cilantro and roll loosely and store in a bag. Keeps longer much longer.

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