Another Use for Vinegar
My in-laws have been in town all week so I really haven’t had much time for projects and haven’t really been cooking (thanks to my MIL!) so today I will forgo the Friday Flop and talk about two of my favorite subjects…strawberries and vinegar. You know, because my favorite season of the year is coming up, BERRY SEASON!
I was very hesitant with this one, I didn’t trust that you could wash strawberries with anything and not have them get all mushy in a day.
But I finally broke down and tried it, I washed my strawberries in water and vinegar
and then I laid them out on a towel and gently dabbed most of the water off and then let them finish drying. I stored them in a colander.
Day Two: Impressive, skin is still very firm. I did notice a little wilting on the skin. Not sure if “wilt” is the right word here, but you get the idea?
and so far, no dead soldiers…..
Day Three: Much better than what state they would be in if you washed with just water, but the skin started to break down by day three….perhaps because they were organic and I find most organic fruits spoil quicker than conventional, GMO fruit.
and then they were gone, so that woman who posted that she was able to keep her strawberries for a week…I don’t believe it. Because 1) how can you keep strawberries in your house for an entire week and 2) after about day 4, these would have been smoothie material.
Conclusion: This works
*I’m not sure if this worked with the raspberries because shortly after they were cleaned, they were immediately consumed. But I would safely assume, yes.