1. 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…

  2. Matcha tea and how to keep it fresh

    Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. The green tea plants for Matcha are shade-grown for three weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed. During shaded growth, the plant Camellia produces more theanine and caffeine accounting for the calm energy people feel from drinking it. Matcha has come to the forefront recently for its many health benefits and we thought we’d explore a few, so why not make yourself a…

  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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Keep popcorn fresh and delicious

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    Having a movie night at your friends place? Bring your own delicious fresh popcorn! Our large vacuum containers are ideal for seasoning and storing home-made popcorn. Storing it in our large (1 gallon) container ensures oxygen and air do not affect the taste. Your popcorn will stay fresh and tasty for days! Keep it fresh with our vacuum containers Flavoring your popcorn is easy when using our containers . Just add a little olive oil or molten butter in with…

  9. Croutons Recipe

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    Do you have some bread left over? By turning your left-over slices of bread into croutons, you avoid having to throw out perfectly good slices of bread. It even works with bread that has already turned slightly stale. Homemade croutons often taste much better than store bought ones and can be kept for several weeks when stored in a vacuum food container. How to make croutons Preparations: You can use virtually any type of bread. Home baked or store bought,…