Apothikefsi Trofimon (Food Storage)
How are foods maintained?
~ The Vegetables
~ The vegetables we can separate them in two categories:
~ To what has stem (aubergines, fresh beans etc.) and what does not have (greens).
~ The vegetables with stems are maintained in water which it should be changed often, two to three times the day.
~ The greens are maintained in a clean towel that we have moistened with water.
~ In this case the towel should be maintained the moist for as long as the storage of the vegetables lasts.
~ You want to extend the herb and vegetable aroma longer?
~ The secret in order to keep the aroma more days that accompanies foods like celery, dill, parsley, spearmint is to put them in a glass with water into the refrigerator.
~ Their duration of life will be at least double.
~ Are the potatoes growing roots?
~ When we keep potatoes in the cool room or elsewhere and we don’t want them to grow roots faster, we put in between them an apple.
~ It will delay the root budding for a long period of time.
~ Wandering if the eggs are fresh?
~ In order to find out if the eggs you just bought are as fresh as they say they are, put one egg in a bowl floating in water.
~ If the egg is horizontal, it is fresh.
~ If the egg is in a slanting position, it is 3-4 days old.
~ If it is vertical, is about 10 days old and if it floats, it is stale.
~ The eggs are maintained for weeks if we place them in salt.
~ In a small wooden box, we place a layer of salt.
~ Then we place the eggs upright.
~ When we have placed the all eggs, we still throw a layer of salt on the eggs.
~ The milk is maintained with boiling.
~ We can also throw in some sugar at the time of boiling for better result.
~ An easy way to maintain the bread fresh is to store it in the freezer.
~ Naturally, when we are to consume it, we remove it from the freezer and we leave it to defrost for 6-8 hours.
~ We heat it up in the oven for a few minutes and it will be as fresh as the day we buy it.
~ Pure and clean ice cubes?
~ Boil the water before pouring it into the ice cube tray and freezing it.