If we’re not careful, we can end up throwing away a lot of the food we buy. Knowing proper storage tricks can help prolong foods’ shelf life and keep our shopping bills manageable.
A recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated offered a technique to store scallions. I tried it and it works great. Instead of drying out or getting slimy after two or three days, my scallions now keep fresh for over a week.
Put about an inch of cold water into a glass or jar. Put the scallions (roots intact) into the jar, cover the tops of the scallions with a plastic bag and put the contraption into the refrigerator. I try to change the water daily.
Older posts on storing food that you may have missed:
HOW TO STORE FRESH HERBS, LETTUCES AND GREENS
HOW TO STORE BREAD