Keeping Raspberries Fresh

My kids LOVE berries. They would probably make great *insert berry eating animal here*.

I don’t like them for 2 reasons:

1) they are EXPENSIVE!
2) they get moldy quickly.

Shopping in season helps the money aspect of buying berries. I bought 2 pack of raspberries and 1 pack of strawberries for $5 at the Farmer’s Market. Considering 1 pack of raspberries sells for $3.99 at Safeway, that’s a great deal!

As for their molding tendencies, which only happens when I don’t let my kids eat the whole container in one sitting, I found the answer to all of your prayers you’ve spoken about berries. Cuz who doesn’t pray about berries??

Rinse your berries is a solution of 1 part cider vinegar to 10 parts water.

On occasion, my berries are moldy the next morning (or even the first night!) but the following picture is 2 full days after I bought them!

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Awesome, huh? Not a moldy one in the bunch!

After I rinsed them, I put them in my beloved FridgeSmart from Tupperware. (my friend, Elaine, is a Tupperware Consultant if you want to get your hands on one of these gems! I’ve had 1 small and 2 long rectangle ones since my days as a TW Consultant and LOVE them.)

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And my kids got to enjoy a gorgeous breakfast like this:
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One thought on “Keeping Raspberries Fresh

  1. I love this! I am a college student who just had my bf move in with me. I LOVE berries of all kinds I used to chop strawberries and pineapple and mix it with the smaller berries to stretch them out. I add Splenda to the mix too. I love this because as you said that is kind of expensive to buy all those berries. I eat mostly fresh produce and avoid the center grocery aisles at all costs so this would be great to get my fix if I can just keep the bf from eating them all before I get to them. I love my fruit salad because I can either use prepacked frozen fruit or use fruit that I have frozen during their individual seasons. It’s also good if I find stuff like canned pineapple, mandarin oranges or peaches in their own juice on sale.

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