Food Storage

Freezer Storage Tips and Tricks to Help You Keep Your Cool

Freezer storage is a little bit art and a little bit science, with some good sense and nifty tricks mixed in. These handy tips will help you get your freezer organized and keep your food from getting...

Eggshell spots/smudges

by sbbodcderf 8 days ago

I always open the egg carton to for inspection before purchase. In the past 1-2 years I've have several occasions where I found these spots/smudges (kinda reminds me of mildew stains) on eggs,...

Coming from LCBO... this is totally unacceptable and ridiculous!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 19 days ago

Today, I picked up my special December Classic Catalogue special order from my local LCBO store. ( MajorMac & Leslie, Richmond Hill ). Whilst opening up the package to check for accuracy of the ...

Storing/Aging cheese

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 1 month ago

I just opened a sever-year-old can of Cougar Gold cheddar (I was told to keep it for at least five years). It's almost two pounds of cheese -- much more than I can eat/serve in the next couple of m...

Shelf Life of Barley?

by masha 1 month ago

I have a partial bag of barley that I would guess that I bought about 4 years ago. It is marked with a "best by" date of December 2020. The bag has been tightly tied with a twisty since it was op...

Polenta - storing extra for grilling/sauteing

by michaeljc70 2 months ago

When I make polenta, I typically make more than we need and I pour it into a pan to solidify so I can later cut it into shapes and saute or grill it. I wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it. ...

Vegetables + fruit in season? Favorite website or app or book recommendations

by novaks 4 months ago

Hi Do you have a favorite website or app or book that you refer to often, to figure out which vegetables or fruits are in season? There are so many possibilities. I’m looking for one reliab...

Best by/expired food

by Chatsworth 11 months ago

I know people's tolerance (or not) for food past its expiration date has come up often, but I had to share that I finally opened a tub of Greek yogurt with a date of May 10, 2020. If there had bee...

The "magic" of cryovac - after breaking down a sub-primal... clock ticking?

by Nobody_Speshul 5 months ago

Hi. Sometimes my grocer offers large subprimal cuts in cryovac at great prices. I've twice now bought their round subprimal and broken it down into several roasts, a bunch of breakfast steaks, an...

Wine Cellar in the Sea

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

News on an experiment to store wine in the ocean. interesting comments from Raj Parr on textural changes. The rocking motion would be of concern to me. Also that none of the bottles displayed h...

Fridge organization - change out containers?

by michaeljc70 5 months ago

My fridge is always full. It is mostly condiment type stuff. I am wondering if I should start putting everything in labelled, stackable deli containers. I've tried some bins, but items just don'...

Chicken thawed for four days. Safe?

by laredo 6 months ago

I thawed four or five chicken breasts Sunday, intending to make Chicken Romano Monday night. I cut them in half Monday but wasn't able to cook them Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Do you think t...

Freezing ragu sauce that includes milk

by soccermom13 6 months ago

I am going to be cooking and freezing lots of food for my daughter and her husband who expecting their first baby next month. She loves a Giuliano Hazan ragu recipe that includes 1/2 cup of whole ...

"Labels Unwrapped"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"...What information is required on food labels? Who regulates food labels? And why are food labels important? Although most of us encounter food packaging on a daily basis, many of us struggle to ...

Fresh Mozzarella: to freeze or not to freeze

by sylvan 11 years ago

Hello. A kind friend gave me a five pound "ball" of mozzarella cheese. It's vacuum packed in plastic. I'll never use this much within a month. After I open the packaging, can I freeze what I don't ...

Freezing a compound butter (with uni)

by Amandarama 8 months ago

I know that you can freeze compound butters, but I am thinking about making one in a couple weeks with some uni. Uni typically shouldn't be frozen as it compromises the texture. However, I would ...

Storing Mussels - repackage?

by michaeljc70 8 months ago

I was at Costco today and they had the big bag of mussels for $2.29/lb. I usually don't buy them if I can't use them in a day or two. However, I noticed the sell by date was 9 days out so I boug...

Bountiful Harvest... of plastics

by cteavin 8 months ago

In Japan this is a normal grocery shopping experience: Each and every item is wrapped in plastic. What's the plastic situation in your grocery stores and supermarkets? (I'm not trying to bash a...

Is it safe/advisable to microwave soup in Pyrex with the unvented lids?

by Cassandra2 9 months ago

I use Pyrex glass containers for storing and microwaving soup, and I'd been using an old Pyrex vented lid with my 7 cup Pyrex round bowl, which came with an unvented lid. However, the old vented li...

Refreezing raw (thawed) organic garlic

by Emilybh 9 months ago

Has anyone ever stored raw garlic cloves frozen in plastic bags; had the garlic thaw and then refrozen it and used it (after it was frozen a second time) in either a cooked or raw dish? I've ...

Plastic Food Storage Issues: Dry Goods going rancid or stale

by VFish 10 months ago

I think plastic storage has made some rice go rancid. Here are two. I had Basmati rice in a similar type of container that I had recycled for storage and opened it and it smelled rancid. I had c...