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I eagerly stalk the markets and grocery store looking for the first signs of summer: sweet berries. The moment the first green box filled with little berries appears, my heart flutters. Seriously, the berry love might just surpass the banana obsession.
Once berry season arrives I’m a woman on a mission, snatching up berries at every sighting. A sale on strawberries? Yes, I believe I need 10lbs of strawberries. Blueberries are half off today? Come to Mama, my sweeties. Yea, it’s a syndrome, the “must have all the berries” syndrome. Perfectly healthy and 100% addictive. I can’t be the only one suffering?
Berries are sweet and beautiful, but the moment the little gems sit in the fridge for just a couple days they begin to grow a berry-lover’s worst nightmare, mold. Today, I’m here to save your frustration and that little green box of perfectly ripe berries with a simple homemade bath tutorial.
Take those berries out of the little green basket, it’s time to take a dip.
How to Keep Berries Fresh:
Step One: Prepare the BathIn a large bowl or sink add three cups of water to one cup of vinegar.
Step Two: SoakSoak the berries in the water and vinegar bath for five minutes.
Step Three: DryRemove the berries and gently pat dry.
Step Four: Home Sweet HomeStore the berries in a container lined with paper towels. Keep the top cracked so moisture can escape.
Store the berry container in the fridge. This method of washing will keep berries fresh for about a week, sometimes longer. Happy berry season!
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