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How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh

Feel bad every time you have throw away your fruits and vegetables because you forgot about them? How can you keep your bananas from quickly turning bad? Fruits and veggies are perishables and need extra care when stored. Here’s a list of tips and tricks on how to care for your fruits and veggies! F R U I T S APPLES Store on a cool counter or shelf for up to 2 weeks. For longer storage, place in a cardboard box in the fridge. APRICOTS Store on a cool counter in room temperature or fridge if fully ripe. BANANAS Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Keep them on the counter, or in a basket with holes or openings to allow air to circulate. BERRIES Berries are fragile. When storing, be careful not to stack too many at once, a single layer if possible. A paper bag works well. Wash just before eating. CHERRIES Store in an airtight container. Wash just …

The To-Go Cup No-Spill Trick

I’m not a big coffee drinker, but I can be a big mess at times. So when I have my occasional coffee, tea or latte, knowing how to properly place the lids on them without making a mess is always useful. Here’s how: Before you take your first sip, the trick is to check to make sure the opening of the lid is NOT in line with the seam of the cup. The picture on the left is what you want to avoid. Instead, turn the lid so that it’s away from the seam (I usually turn it so that it’s on the opposite, furthest side away from the seam), as shown in the picture on the right. Since I’m almost always moving about and multitasking, I don’t always focus on how I’m sipping my drink (hence the mess), but this tip helps me go about my day spill-free! Did you learn this lesson the hard way? Photo Credit: Google Images