Food Storage


Food safety/asian condiments

by palomalou 2 hours 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...


Storing onions in a warm house

by helendolan 1 day 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...

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

by treb 3 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...

Leaving out cut onions, not safe?

by limepop73 19 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 ...

Fridge 59 degrees and cooked hamburgers

by Meandher 7 months ago

Our fridge is on the brink. It is keeping 50 degrees. We stored cooked hamburgers yesterday in it and reheated today in microwave and ate. Now, I am panicky that we will be sick. Please, help.

Fixing wire jar clamps?

by freshnwild 2 months ago

Is it possible to fix wire jar clamps (the cheap dollar store kind) when they become too loose to stay shut? How? They didn't cost much, but I prefer fixing to throwing out!

Bought too much food and groceries, need help on how to deal with it

by cgxy96 2 months ago

Hi, its summer here in Sydney and I have way too much food in my fridge. The weather is getting too hot so I do my cooking at night but forget about it only to end up eating out all the time after ...

Camp cooking for about 50 people over 5 days

by kriscook 2 months ago

I am responsible for taking over the menu planning and implementation for 50 people in April while camping in Georgia. When I say camping, I mean tent camping (car camping); we take over the camp g...

How to store Greek yogurt muffins?

by TimtheTatMan 2 months ago

I made a dozen muffins with Greek yogurt in them. I left them out for a few days are they ok to eat or did they need to be refrigerated?

What to freeze homemade broth in?

by Starr5678 6 years ago

I make my own broth and have been struggling to find an easy frozen storage solution. I want to freeze in 1 cup portions, since that is what I use most often. I have been premeasuring the broth, ...

Freezing chocolate liqueur bottles?

by somervilleoldtimer 2 months ago

We have leftover tiny chocolate bottles filled with liqueur. Can I freeze them and still have them edible later?


by bxgirl 3 months ago

Forgive me if this has been asked and answered, but I did check back on four years of CH and did not find an answer. I plan to serve homemade blintzes as part of a brunch on Saturday. I will be ...

Keeping Feta Fresh

by jasmine 12 years ago

Help! I just bought some fresh feta and am not sure how to keep it fresh. Currently, it's in water - do I keep it in water? Change the water daily? Thanks.

Freezing Brie

by masha 3 months ago

Is it possible to freeze brie without losing the texture and/or taste? Our 2 person household received a whole wheel of brie that is about 10" in diameter and my husband doesn't even like brie. I...

Sesame seeds shelf life

by sbbodcderf 3 months ago

I just purchased a couple pounds of bulk white sesame seeds which will be mostly use for tahini. Can I just toast them like I do in preparation for the tahini, to increase their shelf life, and th...

Christmas Beef Tenderloin questions..

by rott 3 months ago

Today is Friday and I bought a tenderloin from Sprouts for Tuesday's Christmas dinner. The butcher offered to trim it and I happily let her! However, now that I am home, I have a few questions abou...