Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Tips - Storing Berries

It's berry season and we've been picking and buying and eating as many berries as possible. According to our amazing "Berry Lady" at the farmer's market, fresh berries (blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, etc.) should be eaten the day they are picked. If you aren't going to eat them all the day you get them they can be kept fresh for one additional day. Here are her rules for storing fresh berries:
  1. Do NOT wash the berries until you plan on eating them.
  2. Place the berries on a paper-towel lined baking sheet or plate in a single layer.
  3. Store uncovered.
  4. Place sheet of berries on the top shelf of your refrigerator. Why the top shelf? It is the warmest part of the refrigerator but it is cold enough to keep the berries fresh without being too cold.
Eat up!

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