This is the time of year when berries have exploded in the produce section of stores.
We love eating fresh strawberries, right out of the package. It's so discouraging though, when just a few days after purchase, cause I can never buy just one container, some of the berries start to develop mold or get mushy.
And sometimes you bring them home and there's some hidden ones that are bad. That makes me sad...
I'm sad no more, because I found the perfect solution....pun intended!
It's eco friendly, does no harm to people, animals or the environment AND this can be used on any berrie, fruit or vegetable, safely.
It's cheap, readily available.....
It's vinegar, a good 'ol white vinegar and water solution! This natural solution eliminates spores, toxins and bugs from all produce.
Basically it's a 10-1 ratio. 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar. Place the berries in a fine strainer or colander and immerse in the solution for 2-3 minutes.
Drain thoroughly, no need to rinse-you will not taste vinegar, dry completely in the strainer or colander and then refrigerate as you would normally-uncovered.
I just place mine on a small plate in the frig and BINGO!
Beautiful, spore free, scrumptious berries.
All you need is a big bowl or sink, a strainer/colander and plain white vinegar.
Place 5 cups of cool water in a bowl and pour in 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Place your berries in this solution for 2-3 minutes.
Pour into a strainer/ colander and allow to air dry. Then refrigerate and enjoy!
This solution is great for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and all sort of produce!
This recipe is shared on my Link parties. Also shared on http:// www.thecountrycook.net and http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/ and http://www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com , Lean Lena and http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/