Food Storage

Beware of Bears (& Chipmunks): The Right Way to Store & Dispose of Food While Camping

Proper camping food storage and disposal isn't the most fun part of the great outdoors, but it's imperative for keeping animals away from your food (and your tent)! There are lots of ways to eat well...

Slimy kimchi / raw milk

by Bob_B 14 days 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. ...



by reunion 4 days 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...

Shredded Wheat

by crn 10 days 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 18 days 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 10 days 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 6 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 1 month 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...

How to store cut potatoes

by drhuggs 1 month ago

We are going on a trip and need to have 2 bags of cut raw potatoes for frying into French fries. The night they will be used is on the second night of our trip. We are primitive camping and will no...

Makrut Lime Leaves and curry leaves

by farthing 2 months ago

I can't buy makrut lime leaves or curry leaves locally. What is the best way of getting them by mail and then keeping: fresh? frozen? How long do they last? Also, I have seen that makrut lime l...

What should I save? Putting my stuff in storage...

by violin 2 months ago

I am moving in with my father next month, who is aging and disabled and now needs around the clock care. His house is packed full of stuff (ugh..) so I am only bringing essential items with me. I...

Reheating stuffed monkey bread

by Nannouse 3 months ago

I was asked to make cream cheese stuffed monkey bread, I can only make it the night before, and you recommendations on heating instructions? I'm assuming because it's stuffed with cream cheese that...

Egg white question

by Teammom21 3 months ago

If I am programmed to eat 200g of egg whites (protein) how many tbsp of egg whites (carton) would that be?

Baking with Sweetened Condensed milk... do you need to refrigerate?

by GraceW 7 years ago

Do you need to refrigerate bar cookies that were already baked.. but contain sweetened condensed milk? Thanks for your help. Online I found both 'yes' answers and 'no' answers...

Storing onions in a warm house

by helendolan 4 months ago

Hi, I just read some old posts and I too have nowhere in our extremely warm house and garage in the summer to put potatoes and especially onions. I have read ad nauseum about not putting onions i...

Food safety/asian condiments

by palomalou 4 months ago

Our fridge died. We discarded or immediately cooked and ate what we could, leaving only condiments. Do things like black bean, hoisin, oyster sauce (labeled “refrigerate after opening”) really need...

Leaving out cut onions, not safe?

by limepop73 4 months ago

There’s a food blogger who makes “marinated onions” in a bowl and she leaves them out for days at a time on her counter. I thought leaving out cut onions on refrigerated was a food safety iss...

Cooked shredded chicken safe to eat?

by toastedtoast 5 months ago

I went to Byerly’s to pick up some shredded rotisserie chicken for a recipe. It was precooked and they had it in a cooler but there was a thermometer in the cooler and it read 45 degrees. I knows t...

New to pickles

by psytato 5 months ago

I’m interested in pickling some veggies for some particular reasons. I’m a broke college student and I’ve been trying to make use of cheap, fresh veggies and one of the things I’ve come across is p...

Packaging of cream liqueurs

by BrettEdwards 5 months ago

Hi all I notice that most cream liqueurs come in dark glass bottles, green or brown. Does this increase the stability of the product or is it just presentation?

What are your favorite products and tips to keep your kitchen organized?

by marssy 6 months ago

With all the Marie Kondo frenzy due to her new Netflix show, I am feeling inspired to do some cleaning and organization in my kitchen so I can have it ready for the Lunar New Year. Do you have ...