Vegetables: Paper Toweling Works Wonders

“I admit to buying pre-packaged salad mixes and spinach leaves sometimes when they’re on sale. We like the convenience, but we didn’t like the way the greens would start wilting and getting soggy after only a few days. We discovered that we could keep them fresh three times longer by simply placing a couple of paper towels in the bag after it was opened. The towels soak up the excess moisture that was causing the greens to deteriorate.

We’re able to keep celery crisp a lot longer simply by wrapping a wet paper towel around the bottom when we put it back into its bag. Try it. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

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September 5, 2006. Food Storage and Preparedness. Leave a comment.

Quotes from Prophets on Food Storage:

“I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.”  – Gordon B. Hinckley Oct. Conference, 1998, Ensign Nov. 1998

“If we could only learn to be self-preserving and self-sustaining, we should then have learned what the Gods have learned before us, and what we must eventually learn before we can be exhalted.”  – Brigham Young, JD 9:169

“The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat.”  – Brigham Young, JD 1943 ed, 1:250, p. 29

“Our pioneer ancestors did not look to government to care for their families.  They knew that their families were their treasure and their own responsibility.”  – Spencer W. Kimball, 5/1981.80

August 27, 2006. Food Storage and Preparedness. Leave a comment.