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Store them in a well ventilated place. Cool (15 degrees Celsius) and dark will probably do them good too. And buy green bananas. Your bananas are alive. Seriously, they continue to live after they have been picked. Breathing, cell metabolism, hormone production, etc. goes on. You cannot stop this process, you can slow it a bit. In many plants, fridge ...


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Good question! Corn is very versatile. I've found that fresh and frozen whole kernel corn are very interchangeable when used in casseroles. Most casseroles cook long enough that you could use either without making any adjustments. However, canned corn is a different animal. Because it is more processed I would use it in recipes that call for it but I would ...


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Fresh just implies that the bread was never frozen (or canned, irradiated, salted, pickled or otherwise preserved, but those almost never apply to bread). Organic, at least in the US implies following a set of FDA guidelines regarding prohibited methods or techniques or ingredients in producing the product. See: FDA labelling requirements


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The skins turn black in the fridge, but the fruit itself is fine. Cooks Illustrated tested if refrigerating bananas keeps them good longer (sorry, paywalled), and they found it does—five days longer.


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Yes it is still good. A lettuce that is kept outside (as in a farmer's market) will get wilted outer leaves, and the merchant will usually cut them off to make the heads nicer. Depending on the resulting size; if they cut out too much compared to other lettuces, I might ask for a lower price if sold by the unit. Personally, I will buy the lettuce with as ...


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Acid is your friend here. You have some lemon, and tomatoes are acidic, but apparently that isn't enough. You should get at least a good week out of fresh salsa (mine lasts longer than that). Try adding a good shot of plain, distilled vinegar. Many recipes for salsa (including my own) include vinegar; add as much as you can without negatively affecting the ...


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These terms are not mutually exclusive. A given loaf of bread could be both organic and fresh, organic and not fresh, fresh but not organic, or neither fresh nor organic. The term "fresh" also has both technical definitions used by government agencies and commercial producers as well as a variety of non-technical definitions used commonly. Technical ...


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BobMcgee's answer (the accepted one) is great (as far as it goes), as well as all of the comments. Absolutely salt the water, use stock or add flavorings if you like. You can blanch the beans way in advance of the meal, even the day before. Remove the beans from the ice water, shake to remove excess water, roll them in a paper towel and put them in your ...


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Fresh bread should have been baked that morning, or in the wee hours of the morning (middle of the night), but certainly not more than 24 hours ago. "Fresh" in terms of bread, is no indication of its contents. It may or may not be organic. It may or may not contain preservatives. Fresh in the context of bread indicates only its age, not its contents. (I ...


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It depends on your oven and how big the hams are. If you try to cram 2 big hams into your oven and it's not a fan oven then you probably need to add extra time. If they are moderate size then it shouldn't make much difference at all. If they are big but you have a fan oven then you shouldn't need to add time. The best way to make sure something is done is ...


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Jolenaska makes a good point - bananas should not be kept with other fruit, which is why fruit cages often have a long extension with a hook above - this keeps the bananas suspended away from the other fruits. Even better is a banana hook with no fruit cage beneath. The amount of ethylene is critical, so keeping them away from other fruits which are also ...


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No, cooking two roasts at once will not change the cooking time for either. Remove each when it is cooked through. Since these are fresh ham roasts, you should be cooking them until they are done to the standard are using, not based on a single time. If you are using a low and slow method, there is enough flexibility that you can probably leave them in ...


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Refrigerated coconut-based milk substitutes like Silk Pure Coconut or So Delicious Coconut Milk have a stated lifespan of 7-10 days after opening. I've had cartons last longer than that without any change in taste or smell, but if it started tasting bad or smelling funky I would toss it. Unfortunately, this type of coconut milk product does not ...


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dextrose and ascorbic acid, a.k.a. vitamin c, are both anti-microbials. they can be found in commercial products like fruit fresh. it's worked for me very well.


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I am living in a new location and must buy onion rolls from the local supermarket. No matter how fresh the date stamp, the rolls are dry and to my taste, taste stale. I discovered that if I pop them in the microwave for 5 - 10 seconds the moisture is somehow redistributed and they soft, and moist, and almost taste like bakery rolls (ahem). If they are ...


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You want to cook fresh corn as quickly as possible. Picking corn will start the process by which the sugars in the corn will convert to starches. Although american sweet corn has been bred for additional sugar so it will still be sweet for a day or so, you typically want to cook corn immediately so that it'll retain its sweetness. It doesn't need to be a ...


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Try replacing tomato with tomatillo, it will last for little more as it is more acid. Of course it will change the taste and color of your salsa but it is delicious. If your tomatillos are small you can have 2 per tomato, boil them in water. The idea behind salsa is that you make it before eating so it is fresh, that is how we do it in Mexico, you make the ...


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There is actually no way to keep fruit salads fresh for days, but at least you can make fruit salad and eat it the the next day. At times I also make fruit salad at keep some for the next day. The biggest problem is that some fruits like apples and bananas oxidizes and turn black very quickly, while fruits like pawpaw and watermelon goes mushy when left to ...


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According to Still Tasty, the shelf life of coconut milk is about 4-6 days (it can also be frozen for longer periods; if you use it small quantities, freezing it in an ice cube tray for small portions may be helpful). There is probably no simple test easily done at home to tell if it is about to go bad... your nose is always your best instrument for ...



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