1. How to keep lettuce fresh

    Lettuce has always been a hassle to store. If you want to do it properly, the best thing is to use a vacuum container and a couple of kitchen towels. We do not recommend using bags as this can bruise the leaves. Using a vacuum container means there will be less oxidation, but if the edges turn brown, you can cut these off when you prepare the dish. Keep your lettuce fresh, the Vacuvita way! Here is the best way…

  2. Best homemade dry rub: recipe & storing!

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    It is barbecue season and all kinds of commercially available rubs are popping up in stores here. We however think that the best rubs are homemade, giving you the possibility to tweak the favor to perfection. Once you have reached that perfection, you can make a big batch that will last all summer and longer. Recipes for homemade rubs Here are two homemade dry rub recipes to start you off, but please do experiment and share your dry rub recipe…

  3. How to keep strawberries fresh

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    As with all seasonal fruits, the best strawberries are only available for a month or so. They will be relatively cheap, but will also spoil quickly. Here are some tips on how to keep strawberries fresh and how to store strawberries for enjoying them outside the season. Keeping strawberries fresh When buying strawberries, look for a batch that has a bright red color with no mushy bits and definitely no fuzzy mold. Dark red berries are very ripe and will…

  4. Best way to store coffee beans

    There are a lot of opinions on how to store coffee beans, but most baristas and roasters agree on the facts that air, moisture, heat and light are a roasted beans biggest enemy. Coffee vacuum container If you want to store your roasted coffee beans for longer than several weeks, you need an air tight coffee container that protects against outside influences. Many so called air-tight containers still allow for some air and moisture in. The only way to ensure…

  5. Sous vide cooking

    Why should you cook sous vide? Cooking sous vide (French for “under vacuum”) will take the guesswork out of preparing a perfect meal. Where conventional cooking methods are very susceptible to undercooking or overcooking your food, Sous vide cooking is very forgiving. By vacuum sealing your food in a bag you trap in all juices, vitamins and flavors. You will no longer throw out precious nutrients with the cooking liquid. Required equipment The preferred method of sous vide cooking is…

  6. Sous vide steak

    Juicy, tender, evenly cooked – that’s what a perfect steak sounds like. Whether you like yours rare or medium well done, the sous vide technique guarantees you the tastiest results. To cook your steak in this manner, you will need a steam oven or water bath. More details on this cooking method are given in this article. Choosing the right temperature and cooking time Cooking steak sous vide requires some patience. Depending on how thick the steak is, you will…

  7. Appetizers and party snacks! Prepare well in advance and store for later if you have some left.

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    Organizing a party can be a bit troublesome some times. Luckily if you have a Vacuvita system you can prepare many appetizers and snacks far in advance. Store homemade appetizers and snacks properly, before and after Salsa, guacamole, hummus or other dips or spreads can be stored in the fridge overnight without losing flavor and without oxidizing if you vacuum seal them properly. Homemade toast or potato chips can be stored in our Home Base days before your first guests…

  8. Best way to store nuts

    Nuts are delicious and nutritious. You can cook with them, bake with them or just eat them as a snack. They are also high in energy and eating a lot in one sitting is mostly not recommended. Storing nuts for longer periods of time often results in them going rancid and stale. This is because air, light and warm temperatures cause the oil to break down. Nuts will lose their flavor and their nutrition and can even become a health…

  9. Storing homemade cookies and cookie dough

    Nothing beats homemade cookies and when you make them, you make a decent size batch. However, recipes for cookie dough are seldom for less than 10 cookies so you easily bake too many of them . Here are our tips on how to keep cookies fresh: How to store homemade cookies? Now, the best way to store a freshly baked cookie is to place it in the Vacuvita Home Base. This a lot more effective than storing it in conventional…

  10. How to quick pickle

    A slice of pickled cucumber can really add that missing freshness to salads or sandwiches. Store bought ones will do the trick, but nothing is as tasty as the ones you make yourself. the quick pickle method helps you to do this in minutes instead of overnight. The quickest way to make a really good pickled cucumber is by using a vacuum container. The brine gets absorbed a lot quicker while the cucumber slices still retain their bite. Recipe for…