How to Keep Your Summer Berries at Their Freshest

August 24, 2013

Can you resist buying too many berries in the summertime?

Strawberries from the Garden

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For me it's become a terrible trouble.  They just LOOK so good!

Inevitably, I'm confronted with berry guilt when we're not able to eat them all before interesting things begin to grow

So when I ran across this tip from Cook's Illustrated – rinse them in a mixture of white vinegar and water.  I couldn't help but wonder, does it work?

They say to add a healthy splash of vinegar to a bowl of water, submerge the berries, drain, and store them in the fridge in a little dish lined with a paper towel.

Fear not, you can't taste the vinegar, and the berries stay fresh for at least a week.  According to The Kitchn, the vinegar kills any bacteria and mold spores that linger on the fruit.

What do you think?  I'm going to give it a try

I'd love to know if you've tried it and how it's worked for you, or if you have any berry tricks up your sleeve

Have the happiest of Saturdays!


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