1. How to store fresh basil

    ‘Sweet’ or Genovese basil has a subtle peppery flavour which gives way to a slightly sweet, aromatic flavour. When used in cooking it should be added at the end; as heat removes the flavour and cooking it for too long makes it bitter. Basil, is extremely popular in Italian cuisine but is notoriously difficult to keep fresh, turning black and wilting at a most astonishing rate. However we have ways of keeping it fresh. #1 The Very Best Method Hand’s…

  2. Dried fruits for long-term storage

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    Squirrels work tirelessly stockpiling food for winter; why don’t we? Let’s say hypothetically you’ve been to the market; like the urban squirrel you are, bought all the seasonal organic fruits, berries and veggies you could carry. Now you’re sitting there with enough food to feed an army; but, you have a normal sized family and they cannot eat so much. So unless you do something about it, you’re going to have to throw it all away. Then the third world…

  3. How to make a good espresso

    Recently people have entered the realm of ‘coffee elitism.’ Like micro breweries coffee shops have been popping up all over the place, each one like the next claiming to have the best melanges and brews, whether you like fruity aromas or something seriously dark and menacing, everyone has their favorites. Some people have even gone ‘coffee alchemist’ ordering beans from around the world creating and roasting their own blends at home. But do you know what it takes to make…

  4. Sophisticated French macarons in easy steps

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    French macarons are delicate weightless cookies with a crunchy exterior which gives way to a sticky, chewy texture in your mouth and can be filled with anything from frosting and caramel to curd and ganache. They are delicious and at €2 a piece they are pricey but they are worth it. Just on the off chance though that you wanted to try your hand at a centuries old patisserie technique though, we’ve done the honour of finding you a nice…

  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. The simple way to prepare baby food

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    Buying baby food is expensive. People want the best for their children and the big companies know this. Making baby food at home is simple and cheap. Prepare the food, let it cool and toss it into a blender. Choose your ingredients according to your baby’s age and as your baby’s palate develops and mix flavors as your creativity sees fit. This is a simple technique for making pure natural homemade baby food which works well for making purees from any…

  7. Homemade pasta and how to keep it fresh

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    Dо уоu like pasta? Have you ever considered making it at home? Most people think that a machine is required to make their own pasta whilst others think it is too dіffісult tо duрlісаtе at home using crude means. However, even the mоѕt inexperienced сооk can lеаrn hоw to make grеаt раѕtа at hоmе. The result will be a сulіnаrу delight that rivals dishes created at the highest-rated rеѕtаurаntѕ on the рlаnеt. All you need is: * Thrее large eggs…

  8. Red Velvet cupcakes for Valentines

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    With Valentine’s Day around the corner, nothing says “I love you!” like delicious red velvet cupcakes for your loved ones. For a special touch, add sweet words and decorative candies! The recipe below is simple enough for the average home cook. For those having a busy schedule, we have some tips. Make your Valentine’s treats ahead of time and store them in our vacuum storage containers. Under vacuum you will retain the moisture and flavor in your cupcakes. So all…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…