Apples I use for Charlie and Chance - I go through them quickly and buy a few every week. Potatoes and onions and garlic (which can dry out overnight) I use fast as well.
Peppers I also freeze as they can turn overnight. It is really humid down here - even now it can be 90%. Often I slice or chop and put in plastic bags… again as I remove that means I can roll the bag smaller. Taking less room in the icebox. I do the same with fresh green beans and other veggies. Broccoli I buy a head then separate and bag..again as I use it up the bag gets rolled smaller.
Soups I also store in bags. I flatten and layer with a paper towel between the bags. That keeps them from sticking together. I do store some items in plastic containers but they are meal sized as there is only me here.
I have a bookcase full of cookbooks and foodie magazines and boxes of recipes cut from things. My best cookbooks are in MN. OH TO HAVE THEM HERE!!! Fingers crossed that stuff gets here soon. Dishes, cast iron pans, silverware, china… arrrgh!
Anyway. I turn food over pretty quickly. So the fridge and icebox get reorged almost every day as I add or remove foods.
Especially when I make coffee cake, muffins and store in daily use sizes. Also waffles, pancakes, etc. I boil corn on the cob and store like I do everything else. Use plastic wrap, roll up, then put in a storage bag. Even pasta can be stored in a bag, air removed and flattened.
I have a great compost pile. I need to add some more dirt but I toss everything in and my plants love it. If all goes well I will make a stepped herb garden this coming spring. As for veggies I am looking for containers - washtub types. Or even tires… which is what I grew my onions, garlic and potatoes in at BOR. I still have your seeds Plum. 8-)
Tomatoes will be a challenge, though I still have the tomato plant from last spring in a pot.. The vines are almost 3 feet long. No flowers but hey it’s cool looking LOL.
If I have something I am not sure what I want to do with - I go online. Or I make soup. LOLOL
I often open cans of tomatoes and only use a little as I try not to cook huge amounts. So I have bags of all kinds of veggies, peas, beans, beets, tomatoes, diced onion, etc. etc that I use for whatever I am making. Remember soup is a cook’s best friend. I think I have covered everything. Oh and anytime I open the fridge, freezer or icebox.. I end up rearranging. 8-)
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