Keeping your fruit fresh in the fridge


Okay, anyone else have the type of kids that ask for certain fruit and of course, at that time, you do not have it. But then like the good mom you are, you buy it the next time you are grocery shopping, then, of course, they don't like that fruit that week...this is me all the time. 

So I need fruit to last at least two weeks in the fridge, but nothing was working. 

I finally listened to all those Pinterest moms and did the cleaning with white vinegar, air drying and then stored in a sealed container...funny, it works :) 

My supplies: 

1. Water
2. Big Bowl
3. White Vinegar
4. Two hand towels
5. Sonoma Wool drying mat
6. Fruit (I do grapes, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries all at once)
7. Sealed container (I got this HUGE one at Walmart for under $10). 





Steps: 

1. Rinse the fruit off
2. Fill up the bowl with water and 1/2 cup to 1 cup of vinegar depending on the water
3. Add raspberries (keep in 5-7 minutes) then get them out of there, they can't last long before they get mushy. 
4. Add the rest of the fruit (Keep in there for 10 minutes)
5. Rinse
6. Layout to air dry (This is very important)
7. I cover the tops to help speed up the process, it will take a few hours.

Tip: While I love my Sonoma wool drying mat for dishes, it also works perfectly for drying my fruit. Don't worry about the stains, just throw the linen cover in the wash! Order your own. 




Disclaimer: I was sent a Sonoma wool drying mat in exchange for my review. I can say that I am always a fan of drying mats. I typically get them as wedding gifts, so already a fan of the concept. But Sonoma's are unique. First: You can smell the wool, and for me, that is a great smell! Second: I just moved into a new house, and we have been purging and replacing with more eco-friendly products, along with products that have a longer shelf life. The "super" fibers are naturally resistant to mold and mildew, are highly absorbent. I highly recommend -- an excellent gift for newlyweds or even new moms (all those baby bottles). 




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