Don't you hate when you take the time to sniff and inspect berries at the store, making sure they are fresh and mold-free. You take them home and a day or two later get them only to find that creepy, white mold growing!! Gak!!
I received an email a couple months ago from my mom <3 about preventing mold on berries by rinsing them in a vinegar wash. I decided to give it a try and can I tell you it works?!?!? I've tried it several times on strawberries and blueberries and its wonderful. Not only does it prevent the mold from growing, on whole berries. But I can cut the leaves of the strawberries and package them in snack-sized containers so independent, little hands can get their own snack from the fridge without worrying about them getting moldy and icky. :)
So here's how it works:
Prepare a solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 10 parts water
Add the berries and stir them around (but gently, so they don't bruise!!)
Let them air dry
Store them in the fridge for easy, healthy snacks!
I love little tips like this! What's your favourite kitchen tip?