Recently Good Cook asked several bloggers to try their "Profreshionals" fruit and veggie keepers.
I have always had trouble storing fruit and vegetables. In Florida, it's SO hot, that most things left on the counter go bad in a DAY! Storing them in the refrigerator is fine, but they still tend to go bad, and it's really hard to find my green pepper in the drawer full of carrots!
I really like these keepers, let's start with my favorite.
This is the Cantaloupe Keeper. I love this one the best, maybe because it's the biggest, but it is really handy for all kinds of melon. We made a fruit salad a few days ago and it has stayed fresh in the keeper!
Next, we have the Green Pepper Keeper. This one is awesome! I love that I can use it for not only green peppers, but it's just the right size for several other vegetables.
The Banana Keeper is supposed to be used to store a half of a banana. No one in my house can't eat a whole banana at one time, but what I use it for, is when I go to work, I can put my whole banana inside (cutting off the stem) and I don't have to worry about it getting squished or destroyed in my purse.
The Asparagus Keeper is really nice. It is used because when you buy asparagus, you should keep the stems cut and in water until ready to use. There really isn't another good way to do this except with this keeper.
The Grapefruit Keeper is perfect for those who eat a half of a grapefruit in the morning and want to save the rest for another day. I remember my grandma used to ave hers wrapped in plastic wrap, and her whole refrigerator smelled like grapefruit!
The Citrus Keeper is great for storing a half of a lemon, I know when I put my lemon slices right in the refrigerator, they go dry very quickly. With this keeper, they stay fresh much longer.
Finally, the Tomato Keeper stores tomatoes really well. We usually use a few slices on sandwiches, and now have a great way to store the remainder.
My way of using the keepers though is actually very unconventional. I have been using them on Taco Night with the family. I put the ground turkey in the Cantaloupe Keeper, the lettuce in the Grapefruit Keeper, the flour tortillas rolled up in the Asparagus Keeper, the cheese in the Pepper Keeper, the tomatoes in the Tomato Keeper and the onions in the Citrus Keeper.
It's really festive and when we are done, everything has a lid and can go back in the fridge!
I also wanted to share a recipe with you that I made using my Tomato Keeper.
Baked Tuna Tomato Melts
- 1 whole tomato
- 1 can tuna
- 2 small sweet pickles (chopped)
- 2 TBSP mayonaise
- 2 TBSP diced onion
- 1 slice of cheddar cheese
I like mine to be firm so that I can just pick it up in my hand and eat it, but of course you can bake it for much longer (don't add the cheese until the end) and have the tomato be very baked and soft.
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Disclosure: I received a set of the produce keepers to help with my review. All opinions are mine.
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