How to store Mushrooms

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Mushrooms have a permanent place on my shopping list. I don’t always have a plan for using them, but I know that after a week of slipping them into frittatas and stir-fries, I’ll be ready to buy more. For longest shelf-life, I use two different methods for storing my mushrooms.

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The Best Fruits & Veggies for Summer Grilling

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Did you know grilling fruits and vegetables like eggplant, brussels sprouts, and even fruits such as watermelon and peaches give a flavorful twist to summer grilling?

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What to eat this month – May

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10 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once and Regrow Forever

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There are some ingredients I cook with so often I can never buy too many of them, and most of them are produce. Onions, garlic and fresh herbs are staples in a lot of dishes, and they may be inexpensive, but when you use them on a daily basis it can add up.

Some foods are easy to regrow at home from leftover scraps, and some of them can even be grown right on your kitchen counter. Here are 10 vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever.

#1. Garlic

When garlic starts to sprout, the little green shoots are too bitter to cook with. Rather than throwing away sprouted cloves, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a much milder flavor than garlic cloves and are great in salads, pasta and as a garnish.

Learn more on Simple Daily Recipes.

 

 

 

 

#2. Carrot Greens

Theends of carrots you usually chop off and throw away will grow carrot greens if you put them in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit windowsill and you’ll have carrot tops to use as a garnish or in salads.

Read more details on how to use and grow them on Fidgety Fingers.

 

 

 

#3. Basil

Put a few basil clippings with 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in a spot with direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, you can plant them in pots to grow a full basil plant.

You can find more details on The Urban Gardener.

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Naturally boosting the Immune System via JuiceRecipes.com and @preventionmag

The substances responsible for green and purple color of broccoli, vitamin C, beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals, particularly selenium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, etc., present in broccoli are really great immune-strengtheners. They protect you from numerous infections.

Carrots do wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.

Asparagus is one of the richest sources of rutin (a natural substance found in plants) which together with vitamin C, can help to energize and protect the body from infections. Asparagus is also a source of iron, which boosts the immune system and prevents anaemia.

The anti-oxidant nutrients in pears are a great way to boost your immune system. Drink pear juice at the first sign of a cold.

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