Keeping Food Fresh

Just a quick post on a tip I’ve learned recently.

This may be one of those things that every cook knows, but I’m posting it anyway so I can remember it 🙂


A great way to keep a lot of foods fresh is to put a paper towel in the container with the food. I’ve done this with lettuce – the one pictured had been in my fridge over 2 weeks! I’ve done it with cooked onions and mushrooms, with cilantro, etc.


Seems obvious, I guess, that the moisture would be the issue with a lot of food, but somehow I didn’t realize there was such a simple remedy.