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Top 10 Fresh Foodie Tips You Need to Try!

These foodie tips will keep your ingredients fresher, make meal prep easier, and elevate your cooking game. From extending the life of your herbs and berries to mastering quick pickles and perfectly cooked pasta, these tips are sure to enhance your kitchen experience. Visit Camberwell Fresh Food Market for the freshest ingredients and make the most out of your culinary creations.

  1. Maximise Freshness: Store fresh herbs in a glass of water in the fridge to keep them vibrant and prolong their shelf life.
  2. Perfect Avocados: To ripen avocados faster, place them in a paper bag with a banana. The ethylene gas from the banana speeds up the ripening process.
  3. Extend Berry Life: Wash berries in a vinegar-water solution (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water) before storing them in the fridge to prevent mould and keep them fresh longer.
  4. Crispier Veggies: Revive limp vegetables by soaking them in ice water for 15-20 minutes before using them.
  5. Freeze Fresh Herbs: Chop fresh herbs and freeze them in ice cube trays with olive oil or water. This makes for easy portions to add to soups, stews, and sauces.
  6. Zest Before Squeezing: Always zest citrus fruits before juicing them. The zest can be frozen and used later to add a burst of flavour to recipes.
  7. Quick Pickles: Make quick pickles by slicing cucumbers or radishes and soaking them in a mixture of vinegar, water, salt, and a bit of sugar for at least an hour.
  8. Keep Bananas Fresh: Wrap the stems of bananas in plastic wrap to slow down the release of ethylene gas and extend their freshness.
  9. Perfectly Cooked Pasta: Always salt your pasta water generously. It should taste like the sea to ensure your pasta is well-seasoned.
  10. Roast Your Veggies: For a flavour boost, roast your vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper. The high heat caramelises the sugars, enhancing their natural sweetness.