Thursday, May 10, 2012
HOW TO STORE FRESH STRAWBERRIES
I love fresh strawberries from our local farmer’s market, but they just don’t last long. Through trial and error, I’ve found a way to keep them fresh without their turning moldy or rotting.
1. Remove all strawberries from carton. DO NOT WASH. Blot any moisture on the fruit with paper towels. Inspect carefully for soft spots, bruises and bad spots. Keep all bruised fruit together and use first, as soon as possible. To store: place all fruit on paper towels, 3-4 per towel.
2. Roll up paper towels, enclosing fruit.
3. Place paper towel-encased berries inside green bags. Tuck open end underneath.
4. Refrigerate bags and use as needed. These should keep at least a week or 10 days.