Food Storage

How to Get Your Holiday Potluck Food to the Party in One Piece

We rounded up some of the best products for packing food and bringing it to a potluck or party—because sometimes plain old plastic wrap just won't do. If you've been invited to a holiday potluck, figuring...

Urgent! Keeping wine in Staub dutch oven overnight

by kktantique 7 days ago

Hi, I intend to poach some pears in red wine using my Staub dutch oven and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours. I'm wondering if its safe to keep the wine in the dutch oven for so long even if ...

What's that smell and why is it permeating my food?

by alikaprincess 4 years ago

Please help! I need to figure out what could be causing this, ruining expensive food, and how to fix it if possible. I live in a reasonably sized apt in a top floor in Northern California, but bec...

Keeping cilantro fresh

by lacoet55 2 years ago

Hi, I just can't find a way to keep cilantro or parsley for more than 2-3 days after I bring it home. I've tried the Ziplock bag in the vegetable drawer, putting them in a jar with little water, c...

Is it Bad?!

by ScottinPollock 1 month ago

Hi there... For the last 5 days PG&E has shut off power to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in Northern/Central California to "keep us safe". This means my fridge has been: on for 4 hour...

Storing watermelon in refrigerator using aluminum foil

by mike6 2 months ago

Can I wrap fresh watermelon in aluminum foil? I do not have any plastic wrap but I do have wax paper.

All day simmering?

by thegforceny 2 months ago

So say you have some free time in the morning or mid day to make a dish that benefits from long simmering. It was massaman curry, but stews or a bolognese would work in this case as well. Do you l...


by mbgizmo 3 months ago

I make home-made cole slaw a few times a year. This past weekend, I shredded a half head cabbage for a birthday dinner for a relative. I used 2/3 of the shredded cabbage. The leftover cabbage brown...

Tomatoes good or bad?

by amandarose23 3 months ago

So I had tomatoes (plum I believe - but slightly larger maybe?) on my counter in the store plastics bag for 5 days. I totally forgot that my husband got them. When I opened them they seemed totally...

New business

by vrossi 2 years ago

Hello everyone, I have decided to design an app to keep inventory of the food in your fridge and know exactly when it's going to expire (with a notification). This app will also suggest recipes wi...

Toss or Eat?

by amlyharo 3 months ago

I just realized this turkey has a used by date from a week ago. It's fully cooked, sealed and under constant refrigeration. Would you toss or eat it?

Dehydrating longan

by cybrtigr 3 months ago

Does anyone have tips on dehydrating longan? Thanks

Red Chili Peppers

by JerkPork 4 months ago

I have a bunch growing on my plant, I typically freeze them whole. Any other ideas on what to do with them?


by reunion 5 months ago

I purchased 162 fortune cookies wrapped in clear package individually. The company sent them right away BUT I made a mistake on the year. I needed them in August 2020. Will they be fresh in a ye...


by cecewili 5 months ago

In the process of spring cleaning I found a brand new set of now, Vintage Anchor Hocking Foodkeeper set of microwave containers. I wanted to know if they were BPA free and so called the company. Th...

Slimy kimchi / raw milk

by Bob_B 5 months ago

I "make" my kimchi using as a starter a jar of the kimchi I buy at my farmer's market. I add veggies of many kinds and then turmeric, sea salt, pepper. Let ferment for a few days to perhaps ten. ...

Shredded Wheat

by crn 5 months ago

After I finish the squares of shredded wheat I always have (in the bottom of the box) a lot of shredded wheat crumbs. Can I use them for something (instead of throwing them away)?

Turmeric Storage / Uses

by Googie00 6 months ago

Asking for a friend... Said friend has become obsessed with turmeric, and because of this has approx 6kgs of the stuff available to harvest right now. It would be very difficult for her to use t...


by cindysgarden 5 months ago

We are having a banner year with our fruit trees! Right now apricots are the star of the show. I freeze, make jam, fruit leather and much more. Can I dry and make flour with some of them?

So, I Just Ate ___ That Had a Best By Date of ___ and Lived to Post About it

by treb 11 months ago

I thought this might be fun to post about. There's a lot of hullabaloo about best used by dates, and expired dates on products. We see tons of threads about this on CH everyday!! I just fo...

Soft lemons - still good for juice?

by michaeljc70 6 months ago

I have a bunch of lemons that were in the fridge drawer (not sure how long). They are sort of soft if I squeeze them. If this was an orange or another piece of fruit, I'd toss it. I am wondering...