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How to Store Your Freshly Picked Strawberries

Red ripe juicy strawberries in a metal bucket in a mulched garden. Harvesting organic berries.

We’ve all been there: a family trip to a strawberry field, hours of fun, and plenty of berries to be enjoyed. But a few days later, when you reach your hands into the basket, they’re all rotten and mushy. And is there anything more heartbreaking than finding out something you poured your heart and soul …

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How Long Does Food Keep in the Pantry – Pantry Storage

Glass jars filled with dry goods on wooden shelf in front of white brick wall.

Whether it’s the dreaded time of the month where you have to clean out the fridge, or you just happened upon some food you had previously forgotten about, the question has likely entered your head, “Can I still eat it?” This comprehensive guide will answer that question and more, with the expiration dates of numerous …

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History of Pickling and Pickling Spices: Preserve Your Food Like a Pro

Top view close shot of sliced cucumber filled on a glass jar with onion,garlic,salt and peppper around, put on top of a painted white wooden table.

History is riddled with references to cooling, sweet, tart, and crunchy pickles. They make an appearance in historical documents as well as literature and seem to be a favorite of both the wealthy and poor alike. But what exactly is pickling and how did it gain such notoriety? The history of pickling and pickling spices …

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