The Ultimate Guide: How to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh Longer

It took me a really long time to understand fruits and the vegetables and the best ways to make them last longer. But believe me, it is not rocket science. The moment I understood the logic, I was a pro already!

I began with making notes and a couple of days ago, I hit one of the notebooks from my kitchen drawer. There is something so pleasantly nostalgic about reading your own notes of a few years ago!

Thought I’ll do a write up here so that in case there is something useful to you, you could pick it up from here:

  1. Apples:

Apples need to be stored on the counter. Never in the fridge. They give out ethylene gas which I suppose helps ripen up the other fruits in the same bowl.

I remember not wanting to store my apples for a long time and so used to make an apple and kiwi superfood drink that helped me clear my gut. It was so nourishing and I always felt fuller after it.

  1. Avocados:

You need to store the pit in case you plan to store what is left of them. In case you have thrown the pit away accidentally by now them you can squeeze a few drops of lime juice on the cut fruit and place half an onion in the same box to prevent it from getting oxidized.

  1. Bananas?

Cover the stems of the fruit to not over ripen them in the fridge. Bananas with their stems covered with a cling can last for at least a week.

  1. Berries:

Okay, the berries need to be washed only when they are to be consumed. They tend to absorb a lot of water and as a result, can fall flat on taste or even reduce their shelf life by wrinkling or rotting inside the fridge!…

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The Best Tips: How to start teaching kids English at home

Kids start imitating their parents while they try to talk in their own language, it is such a joy watching then blabber in their own world of words and phrases. Teaching the kids English early in their childhood improves their sense of vocabulary and grammar. As most of the grammar sound alike, kids can learn while having fun that totally goes into their mind and registers deep in their brain well.

Tips to start English for Kids

  • keep the kids enthusiastic about learning a new alphabet or word, give them time to absorb it and keep encouraging them with funny sounds about each alphabet
  • have a routine to teach them every single day, and give them the time to enjoy and have fun with alphabets, numbers so that they pick it up gradually
  • read out loud, imitating the words and stress on the alphabets, you can always play the rhymes, songs in DVD so that they enjoy the music along while hearing
  • play fun games with kids, so that they develop their understanding, play action games, word games so that they spell and build on small words on their own
  • pick up vegetables and fruits to make them understand the alphabets and their spellings, that will help them greatly in school
  • Build up situations, tell them stories and ask them what that is? and you get an instant reply, reward them with goodies for correct answers
  • start with numbers, then alphabets and then colors, adjectives, slowly so that enough time is given for them to understand and repeat correctly, check out new cd’s at Doodlebuckets for the latest collection

Correct their grammar at a young age, so that they can correct themselves as they grow up and differentiate between the verbs, nouns and other pronunciations well.




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