Store Potatoes with an Apple to Keep Them from Sprouting

Apples with potatoes

Do you hate those ugly sprouts that form on your potatoes after just a couple of weeks? It turns out an apple a day might keep those sprouts away and also help the potatoes last longer. P

Designer Jihyun Ryou says that the ethlylene gas produced by apples prevents potatoes from sprouting. Since apples also cause other fruits and vegetables to ripen too quickly, storing the apples away from them is good for your other produce too. Ryou’s other food storage tips on MoCo Loco are helpful too, such as storing root vegetables vertically.P

The apples and potatoes storage tip has also been proven by America’s Test Kitchen. In their experiment, potatoes stored with an apple stayed firm and sprout-free even after eight weeks, compared to potatoes stored without an apple; they turned out “largely soft, shriveled, and sad looking.” So add an apple and save your potatoes.

Content Source: http://lifehacker.com/                 Author:Melanie Pinola

Tomato Canapes

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
SHOW: Paula’s Home Cooking
EPISODE: Girls Night In

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Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield:15 servings
Level:Easy
CATEGORIES
Tomato Appetizer Dinner Party

Ingredients
3/4 cup finely diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons finely diced onions
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon The Lady’s House Seasoning, recipe follows
1 package mini phyllo shells
1/2 cup packed shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 tablespoons real bacon pieces, or more as needed (recommended: Hormel Real Bacon pieces)

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the diced tomatoes in a colander. Sprinkle with the onions, basil, and House Seasoning, and toss to coat. Allow to drain, stirring occasionally. Fill each phyllo shell with a scant tablespoon of the tomato mixture. Stir together the mozzarella and mayonnaise. Frost the top of each shell with a scant tablespoon of the mozzarella mixture. Sprinkle each shell with 1/4 teaspoon of bacon pieces. Bake the filled shells for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot. These may be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until serving time.

House Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/tomato-canapes-recipe.html?oc=linkback