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cooked meats should be hotter. Perishable foods should be refrigerated within 1-2 hours of use or purchase to prevent bacteria growth and frozen foods should generally be thawed in the fridge (not the counter). Food Storage! The average household throws away 20-40% of the food purchased each year—make your foods last longer!  In your fridge: the bottom shelf is the coldest; store raw meat, fish, and poultry here. On the top shelf (the warmest shelf), store prepared foods like yogurt, cheese, sauces, and milk. Keep your cooked meats and leftovers in the middle shelves.  In order to make cottage cheese or sour cream last longer, place the container upside down in the fridge. This creates a vacuum that inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes food to spoil.  Prolong the lifespan of salad greens by wrapping them loosely in a damp paper towel and placing in a re-sealable plastic bag.  Store fresh herbs as you would fresh flowers: in a jar of water on your countertop.  To keep fresh celery, carrots and radishes around at all times, chop them and store them in water in the fridge, which keeps them crisp for a surprisingly long time.  Asparagus will last longer if its thick ends sit in cold water.  Store your avocados in the fridge.  Store apples on the counter, away from other produce.  Avoid separating bananas until you plan to eat them – they spoil less quickly in a bunch. Store bananas at room temperature until they ripen, and then store them in the fridge to prevent further ripening.  Freeze fresh ginger and grate as needed. It will stay fresh for months.

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