Happy Tuesday TKW Family! On this week’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m sharing with you how to keep onions and garlic fresh. Whether you’re growing your onions, shallots or garlic or you buy it at the store, folks aren’t really sure how to store it. Now you can buy those fancy schmancy bags but me, nope I do mine the way Mama taught me. Just a good old fashioned hole punch and a paper bag.
- paper bags
- hole punch
- paper clips
- onions and garlic
- marker to label the bags
♥ Take your paper bag and punch holes 1″ apart starting from the top going down about half way.
♥ Place your onions in the bag right below the bottom row of holes.
♥ Fold the top over 2-3 times and use the paperclips to hold shut.
♥ Label the bag as to what type of onions or garlic is in the bag and store in a cool, dark place. I store mine in the back of my pantry.
♥ These can last for months when vented properly. It’s important to not stack too many bags together as you need air to circulate between the bags and vegetables.
Important note – never EVER store these near potatoes as they give off moisture and gasses that will accelerate spoilage.