- Stone Fruit
- Summer Berries
- Summer Beans
1. Tomatoes -
There are a couple of steps to keep
your tomatoes tasting their best.
Leave them on the countertop
to ripen, then move to the fridge to
keep them fresher for longer. They
taste the best at room temperature.
2. Herbs -
Loosen soft herbs like coriander,
basil and parsley and stand in a jar
with a little water. Loosely cover
with a plastic bag. Keep coriander
and parsley in the fridge and basil
on your window sill.
3. Lettuce -
Nobody likes a limp leaf. To
keep your greens at their best,
separate the leaves, wash, dry
and store in a lidded tub with
a bit of damp kitchen roll.
4. Stone Fruit -
Keep apricots, cherries, plums,
mangoes, peaches and nectarines
on the side to ripen, then chill. Enjoy
all year by ripening, chopping into
segments and tossing with a bit
of lemon juice before freezing.
5. Summer Berries -
Keep these sweet treats in the fridge,
or freeze. To stop them icing in the
freezer, don’t wash beforehand. Lay
the berries flat on a tray. Freeze, then
tip into a container and re-freeze.
Wash when ready to use.
6. Asparagus -
Treat asparagus like a bouquet
of flowers. Trim off the woody
ends, and stand in a glass of
water to keep them fresh.
7. Summer Beans -
Keep your beans in the fridge.
Or, to enjoy them all year round,
blanch quickly, store in an airtight
container and freeze. Cool beans!