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FOOD STORAGE

Avoid Spoiled Rice: How To Store Bigas Properly

Keep this dry food as fresh as possible.
Rice is one of the most hard-working ingredients in your kitchen. For most Pinoy, it's part and parcel of most meals which goes with ulam recipes. It can also be the base of a meal such as a loaded fried rice with everything mixed in already. If ...

This Cooking And Storage Habit Can Cause Food Poisoning

Just remember to always follow the 4-hour rule.
Do you properly rinse, cook, and then store your steamed rice once it's been cooked? You should because this can be the cause of food poisoning.  Food poisoning is a big deal. This is why preparing, cooking, and even reheating food can be areas where ...

How To Keep Broccoli Fresher Longer

There's a unique way of storing this vegetable.
Broccoli is a super ingredient. There are health reports that suggest that it's not just good for you, but it's also delicious as an ingredient. It's fantastic when added to dishes such as stir-fries like chop suey, beef in oyster sauce, and ...

How To Safely Use Foil In The Freezer

Make this useful kitchen tool better for food storage.
One of the useful items you'll find in many kitchens is a roll of aluminum foil. This tool is versatile in its capability to be used in both cooking and baking as well as for storage. This is because when it comes to storing food, how the ...

Here's What Those Symbols On Your Food + Plastic Containers Mean

Not all plastic containers are microwave safe.
Few people ask themselves, "Is this plastic container safe to use in the microwave?" That's because many of us grew up thinking that plastic (any plastic) is safe to use in the microwave. You probably have many stored in your cabinets since packing away food to store ...

This Date Is More Important Than "The Expiry Date"

The expiry date isn't the only date that's important.
We've all done it: you diligently keep your kitchen cupboard full and well stocked and then, promptly forgot that a can or two is there. You may have placed it in the back and covered it up with other cans but sadly, it may ...

How Long Can Raw Meat Stay In The Refrigerator?

Learn how it stays fresh before it's no longer safe to eat.
Bulk shopping is usually a great idea. Buying bigger cases, packages, and containers of groceries that you frequently consume means savings for you, both in money and time. This also means bulk buying food can be a great time-saving task. However, when it comes to ...

Are Frozen Eggs Okay To Eat?

Here's what you should know about frozen eggs and your refrigerator.
Are you storing your eggs properly? If you are storing your eggs on the shelf and not on the door, good job. You'll find that your eggs will last longer and stay fresher longer if you do. However, sometimes eggs can be the victim of an accident ...

When Do You Need To Store Tomatoes In The Refrigerator?

This is how to tell when and where to store tomatoes.
Tomatoes are fruits that can be stored on your kitchen countertop or in the refrigerator. Both of these storage options are the right way if you know the right time to store them.The question is do you know when to store it and where to store ...

Should You Store Garlic And Onions Together?

We bet you store these two in the same container.
Garlic and onions are two of the most common ingredients you will find in many kitchens. A quick look at a savory recipe will usually need one or the other and sometimes even both. These two ingredients together with tomatoes are two of the cooking trinity ...

What's the Difference: Sour Milk Vs. Spoiled Milk

There's a difference between sour and spoiled.
If you love drinking fresh milk, you might have encountered spoiled milk before. Spoiled milk is literally milk that is no longer fresh. It's foul-smelling, is curdled, and if you drink enough of it, it can lead to foodborne illness. This is different from sour milk ...

Can You Drink Yogurt Drinks Like Yakult Past Its Expiration Date?

Better check that "Best Before" date!
You may already know that the expiry date is different from the best-before date. Expiration dates are dates when the food will no longer have the quality you expect. These are commonly placed on canned food.Best before dates are the "recommended last consumption ...

Can You Still Eat Bread With Mold On It?

Here's why you shouldn't.
Admit it. You probably picked off a small spot of mold from a bread slice and toasted it anyway. You ate it without any ill effects. No harm done, right?  You might have been lucky. That's because not all mold are harmless, mold does ...

How To Store Eggs So They Last Longer

How do know when eggs are stored the right side up?
Eggs are usually packaged properly when you pick them up at the supermarket. These are in trays of 30 or egg cartons that can either contain six eggs or 12. Storing eggs is usually a simple thing. You might already know that eggs should be ...

How To Know If Expired Cheese Is Still Good To Eat

Got moldy cheese? Here's what we know.
Cheese is one of those ingredients that you store in your pantry and refrigerator. It's the ingredient that can make a simple dish super appetizing! However, it's common to reach into the refrigerator only to find that the cheese is covered in mold, is hard as ...

How To Store Tofu For Longer Storage

Save your tokwa from going sour with this storing tip.
If you love tokwa or tofu, you know that this food has a short shelf-life. It can start to smell and taste sour even if you store it in the refrigerator. That's because this fresh, plant-based food is highly perishable. If you're not ...

What's The Difference: Best Before vs. Expiry Date

It's all about the safety and quality of the food.
Are you confused about food that have "best before" or "expiry" dates? Do you throw out food that have expiry dates beyond today? You're not alone. Many people believe that these dates mean that the food is no longer edible and should be thrown out. ...

How To Store Avocados And Prevent It From Browning

Stop perfectly ripe avocados from turning mushy before you're ready to eat them.
Avocados are super creamy fruits that have a buttery, sweet flavor that is a mix of fresh and  nutty flavors. It's best bought when still unripe because the difference between an unripe avocado and a ripe one can be a matter of one day. You can ...

How Do You Blanch + Tips To Remember

This cooking method is fantastic for vegetables.
If you have ever grabbed a bag of frozen vegetables such as the combo of corn, green peas, and carrots or mixed vegetables, you'll notice that the vegetables are usually a bright color. You might also notice that these vegetables commonly need only a few minutes to ...

This is The Bread Storing Hack You Need To See!

Broken lock? No problem! Do this instead.
We have all been there: you grab a slice of bread from the bag only to realize that the lock that came with it broke. How do you seal the bag of bread so it stays as fresh as possible?  You can do ...
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