We are all buying larger quantities of groceries these days because we are trying to limit our trips to the store. This also means we need these groceries to stay fresh a little longer. Here are five tips to help keep those groceries fresh.

1. For spinach and lettuce put a paper towel in the bottom of the container for absorb excess water. This will keep them from wilting.

2. Don't wrap cheese in plastic wrap. Trying wrapping in in wax paper and then putting in a ziplock bag and leaving it open slightly.

3. Freeze leftover broth in ice cube trays.  A lot of recipes only call for a little bit of chicken stock, so don't waste a whole bottle.  Freeze the rest so it's easy to use later.

4.Store herbs in water. Place water in the bottom of a glass and place your herbs upright.

5. Don't wait to wash your fruit and vegetables. Wash them as soon as you bring them in from the store. Make sure to dry them completely because extra moisture will cause them to rot sooner.

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