It's hard to find that perfect container of strawberries at the store. You look through all sides of that see through container, find no evidence of anything off, and as soon as you get home, it seems half of them are all a mushy mess. They turn bad after just a day or two so it's easier to just use frozen sometimes.
I want to share a trick I found somewhere online awhile back that lengthens the shelf life of these sweet little orbs because nothing beats a fresh strawberry.
Fill a large bowl with water and add a few tablespoons of white vinegar (3 or 4 maybe?, I just eyeball it). Sort through the berries and toss the ones that are too far gone. A little bruise is ok, but if there serious squishy-ness or mold, get rid of it!
Let your berries soak for a few minutes on each side and then air dry. That's it. Easy peasy. Once dry, I store mine in a Green Bag in the fridge, and they last for a week or more without any of those little bruises getting worse.
There is no vinegar taste to the food at all, but occasionally I can smell it on my hands after eating the fruit. I have use this vinegar soak on mostly berries and grapes, but it also brings limp lettuce back to life for another day or so.
Next week I'll show you what I did with these crimson delights.
Have you tried this method on other types of fruit? Leave a comment, and let me know how it worked for you.
Hi! I'm Melisa
I am the owner, baker, designer, decorator and all around 'one woman show' of Sweet By Design, a home based, custom cake bakery which is located just outside of Dallas, Texas. I hope to shed a little light on the wedding and event industry and make your day a little sweeter!
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