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Old 05-14-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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Here's a hint, zip it, tie it, clip it

when i open a plastic package, such as frozen fruit and other stuff. i cut the top off, take out what i need. then use the piece i have cut off as a tie. works great.

if i don't have any food clips , i use the twist ties that come with trash bags to seal the package.

who else has tips for keeping food fresh.

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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I do the same thing w/ frozen veggies except I don't cut it all the way off. Then when I close it up I twist and tie and it's easy to open.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Great idea, babe. I've been doing this for year.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:18 PM   #4
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when i open a plastic package, such as frozen fruit and other stuff. i cut the top off, take out what i need. then use the piece i have cut off as a tie. works great.

if i don't have any food clips , i use the twist ties that come with trash bags to seal the package.

who else has tips for keeping food fresh.
Have done that forever. I thought I was the only one. Great minds think alike.
Also when I get lazy and buy the bagged salad mix. After I open it and take out what I need, I shake all the extra to the bottom of the bag, lay it on the counter and and roll it up real tight from the bottom. After that I put it in a zip-loc bag and roll all the air out before it's completely zipped. My salad mix last forever. I also put heads of lettuce in zip-locs and squeeze as much air out as possible. My heads of lettuce will last anywhere from 10 days to 2 weeks. I have a wicker basket on the bottom shelf in my pantry that I keep my vidalia onions in and they last forever when kept in the dark cool pantry.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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sometimes I use rubberbands to seal packages - sometimes
binderclips from the stationary store.
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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I save the wire ties from bread and reuse them to tie bags of frozen food closed. I've been known to use binder clips too mike! I have some chip clips that I use for stuff not going in the fridge or freezer. I never thought of using the cut-off bag part to tie things up. Will have to remember that one!
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:48 AM   #7
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I actually like those green bags for some things ... I think they work best for preserving lettuce and cabbage in particular. I find I wind up with a lot less "rusty" leaves. I, too, use binder clips to reclose produce bags. I freeze a lot of soups (I've been known to turn almost anything into a soup), stock, and sauces, and freeze in tupperware/rubbermaid/ziplock/glad containers, then pop them out into a large zip lock bag. Since there we are a two person family, I freeze the stuff in amounts enough for one meal for one or two. This way, a good, hearty, home made meal is only a few microwave minutes away. I also usually give one or two servings to some older, house-bound friends.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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I get tons of these things in my work. They're great for closing things like chip bags, and unlike the plastic bag clips that are sold in the supermarket, these things never break:


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I use the cut off tops of the plastic bags, rubber bands and these:
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:44 PM   #10
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I slap a new seal on with my Food Saver.
But I have some of those strange wooden things Andy
shows, too. :)
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