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berries • how to keep them longer

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With this trick, your berries will stay fresher longer by doing a couple of these steps...

yield 1 lb. berries
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For berries • how to keep them longer

  • 1 lb
    strawberries, fresh
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 3 c

How To Make berries • how to keep them longer

  • 1
    Mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 3 cups of water; ratio is 3:1. Add the berries to a large bowl and pour in the vinegar-water solution until entirely covered – if not add more solution. Let them soak for 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Transfer them to a colander, rinse thoroughly under cold water and drain for a few minutes.
  • 3
    Place berries in a salad spinner lined with paper towels and spin until completely dry. The other alternative is to place a clean towel on the counter and blot them gently to dry up any excess water.
  • 4
    Store berries in a container lined with paper towels in a single layer. If there’s more, lay more paper towels between each layer of berries. Cover the top layer with more paper towel and tuck it in. Place a lid on top slightly offset so they can breathe and transfer them to the fridge until needed.
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