1. Beginners guide to use leftovers

    In the age of convenience it’s easy to forget things. Until you’re faced with some unknown horror in the back of your refrigerator. Some unidentifiable something or other that has evolved into another life form. The Leftovers. Sometimes you buy food with the intention of making something in particular which gets postponed and then it goes bad; or you didn’t need all of what you bought. If there is a supermarket out there that sells celery by the stalk or…

  2. Homemade venison jerky

    With hunting season upon us the market will soon be flooded with venison; unless you are, or you know an outdoorsman, in which case the meat will come straight to you. And there could be a lot so what is the best way to store it? We’ve mentioned before that when freezing food, air is the enemy and by removing it you protect your food against freezer burn and extend it’s longevity. We at Vacuvita recommend that you section your venison…

  3. What’s ‘in’ this autumn

    With fashion week drawing near many of us are anxious to see the showcase of new trends from emerging artists and designers all over the world. The most classic and cutting edge of all fall collections however, comes from Nature. Her bold colour palate never fails to impress even the most cynical among us. Besides the changing of the leaves a lot more goes on in the autumn showcase, that we don’t even realise. With every changing season her new…

  4. Next level picnicking with Vacuvita

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    Ever wanted to go on a picnic with a friend, your partner or loved one? Painstakingly you’ve planed a meal and thoughtfully placed it into little plastic boxes, stacked and transported everything to the perfect spot. The place with the perfect view over the park and the fountain, were you plan to eat a nice meal and watch the sunset and fireworks. Or it was a beautiful sunny day when you wanted to hit the beach? You planned and packed…

  5. Five tips to reduce food waste

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    In addition to using our revolutionary and stylish vacuum system, we at Vacuvita would also like to share with you a little common sense to optimally use and keep your food, as well as save you a little money. Let’s talk about your groceries, the fridge and yesterday’s leftovers! Be Mindful. Plan your meals. Make a list and stick to it! Eat the food. Keep track of what you have in stock and use it! Don’t let things go to waste…

  6. Waste not, want not – freezing eggs

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    Many recipes call for either yolks or whites. How many times have you washed egg whites down the drain while only using the yolk; like in pasta carbonara? How often have you thrown away 6 perfectly good tediously separated yolks after using the whites for meringue? So much waste! Think of the times you thought you had eggs but didn’t and had to drop everything and to go to the supermarket; infuriating. Did you know that in a home freezer,…

  7. 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…

  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. Prevent freezer burn? Here’s how!

    Freezer burn is the main reason for frozen food to become unappetizing. This is essentially the drying out of food which often results in a change in flavor, color and smell. If you are looking to prevent freezer burn, here is how. Use vacuum storage options Frozen food contains ice crystals that can sublimate. By storing your food in a completely closed environment like a vacuum storage bag or vacuum container you prevent the air from moving around and taking…

  10. Freezer storage bags. Simply use what you need and re-seal

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    Freezer bags. Simply use what you need and re-seal. Peas, green beans, berries, shrimp, meatballs, carrots, vegetable medleys and other frozen foods stay fresh for a long time. However, not sealing food properly before freezing will cause freezer burn. The same is true after opening the packaging of factory frozen food. One solution is to re-pack and freeze portion size bags. This takes time and uses far more packaging material than needed. The best solution for storing frozen foods which…