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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:25 AM

27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.

Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.


Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap.


Wrap celery, broccoli, and lettuce in tin foil before storing in the fridge. It'll stay crisp for 4 weeks or more.


More suggestions here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/27-ways-to-make-your-groceries-last-as-long-as-pos

Some of these I knew & some I didn't. I thought they had some pretty good suggestions.

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Little Star Jan 2013 OP
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #1
Hutzpa Jan 2013 #2
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #3
cbayer Jan 2013 #6
gateley Jan 2013 #4
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #7
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2013 #5
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #8
Kaleva Jan 2013 #9

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:48 AM

1. There are some good tips in there. Some I've seen before, others I haven't.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:00 AM

2. Very interesting tips

but that site cannot be viewed due to their of cookies.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:09 AM

3. I also suggest the Rubbermaid

Produce Saver containers. We use those & green bags. Both have helped to save us a great deal over the last few years.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:09 PM

6. Second that. They are definitely worth the investment.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:14 AM

4. I haven't worn pantyhose since my father's funeral in 1990!



But thanks -- these are GREAT tips!

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:40 PM

7. Well, you could buy a really cheap pair

and use them for years for the onions. I doubt that they will care if they get runs. I love that idea.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:18 AM

5. good tips!

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:56 PM

8. Very interesting....and I enjoyed the comments too.

Like this one: "Wow, I thought it was only politics, but people are even arguing about this! I think these tips are very helpful. If you don't want to try them, don't"



Instead of the tin foil for the celery, I wrap it in a damp paper towel and put it in a plastic bag. It lasts forever and doesn't get limp. I do the same for most veggies. But I didn't have any ideas about keeping berries----I will definitely try the suggestion for keep them longer!

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:11 AM

9. Rec'd!

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