3. Plastic wrap or foil is not a necessity for the kitchen. If you do find yourself having to have it then just use it for what it is really needed for and not as wastage. For instance, instead of using it to store items in the fridge/freezer use glass or ceramic bowls that have covers and are fridge/freezer safe.
6. When arriving home after shopping, remove fruits and vegetables from their prepackaged bags. Store on a rack or in a bowl instead. Look for ones that may be getting near spoiling and use those first.
7. Give your berries a hot bath! This will help prevent the onset of the fuzzy fungus. Simply immerse and swish the berries in a pot of hot water while still in their plastic basket . The hot water kills off mold spores and keeps them fresher longer. Berries do best at 125 degrees for about 30 seconds. After bathing the berries spread them out on a clean dish towel to allow them to breathe and then store.
9. Zest! Before peeling citrus fruits (oranges, lemons), zest the outside peels and place them in the freezer for when its needed.
10. Keep vegetable scraps to make soup stock. You can use skins, peels, cores and trimmings from onions (leeks, green onions, shallots), carrots, celery, potatoes, root vegetables, bell peppers, parsnips, peas, and kale — really, just about anything you have on hand.
11. Double up on meals! When baking a meal in the oven bake a second one along with it. Refrigerate it for the next day's meal.
12. Instead of rinsing fruits and vegetables under the water tap, fill a bowl with water and wash. Then use the same water afterward to water household plants.
Hope you find these tips helpful!
What tips do you have for saving money in the kitchen?