- My old mirror is worn. Is there a way to fix it without replacing it?
- How can I use larger quantities and take advantage of the better prices and flavor of fruit when in season?
- I have an excess of various vegetables in small quantities (leeks, courgettes, mushrooms, onions) and I don’t want to throw them away. What can I do to keep them from going bad?
- What can I do to keep cheese fresh longer?
- In summertime, especially in August, the price of tomatoes falls, and it would be cheaper if I could buy larger quantities. What can I do?
- Some fresh herbs like dill and parsley come in large quantities which I rarely finish up before they go bad
- Certain vegetables, such as lettuce or spring onions, are quite sensitive and perish faster than I can consume
Glue a piece of Aluminum Foil onto the back side of the mirror, bright side down, to hide wear.
In the food processor, blend fruit in season, add 200g sugar per kg of fruit, and keep the mixture in Food Bags in the freezer. This way you will have a delightful and quick solution for parties, ice creams and jams all year round!
The most tasteful and healthy solution is to finely chop them, boil them into a broth and make a fast and delicious vegetable soup! Alternatively, you can put them in Airtight Zipper Bags and then into the freezer. Write down the freezing date and use within 12 months.
You can also dry them. The drying process in the oven is as follows: preheat at low temperature (60°C), then insert the trays with the vegetables leaving some space between each vegetable. Move the trays from the higher to the lower shelf and from the inside to the outside every 30 minutes. Turn of the heat with almost completely dry, and leave the oven door wide open for another hour. When cool, place the dry vegetables in FINO Food Bags. Keep them in a dark, dry and cool place. Foods that have been dried properly will last 6 to 12 months.
Cheeses can be kept in the freezer wrapped in cling film. For longer-term preservation, you can cut the cheese into small pieces, put them in airtight bags and then into the freezer.
Make a fresh tomato puree by processing the more ripe tomatoes in the food processor. Portion the puree in FINO Food Bags, and keep it in the freezer all year round. When you need to cook it, simply take the desired quantity out of the freezer, and wait until the puree loosens and can be removed from the walls of the bag or container, and ready to use.
Keep herbs fresh for at least 2 weeks by placing them in a glass of water and then in the fridge. Unless intended to be used within 2 weeks, place them in FINO Food Bags in the fridge or and into the freezer. Write down the date and keep them up to 1 year, each time putting the desired quantity directly into the pot.
You can prolong their life-cycle by rinsing, drying them up and keeping them in FINO baking paper inside a Zipper Bag. Paper absorbs moisture, while the bag protects them from drying up. Also, cabbage is better preserved if brushed with lemon juice and wrapped in Cling Film.