Onions and garlic are the two main ingredients you need in your kitchen for tasty, healthy meals.
It is often said that garlic and onions are the ‘king and queen’ of the kitchen, as long as your dish has these two ingredients, it is sure to be delicious.
And not to mention the health benefits of these two ingredients. Garlic and onions are related in food terms, both being part of the Allium genus family.
Diets high in onion and garlic are thought to help reduce heart disease and the risk of heart attacks and strokes, keeps circulation in the body flowing excellently (garlic is particularly good for this) and help fight infections.
Although they may be small, these two are packed full of vitamins and minerals, not to mention flavor.
So it goes without saying that you should always have a full and fresh supply of these two ingredients.
This handy trick will help keep your onions and garlic fresher for so much longer, so if for some reason you they don’t get used up quickly, they will stay stored happily in your kitchen until the next time you need them.
Onion and Garlic storing method
You will need-
-Onions and garlic that are firm and blemish free.
-Brown lunch paper bags.
-A Hole punch.
-Paper clips for holding the bags closed.
1. Punch holes in the bags, in no particular order. Try and get a good amount of holes that can be spread out among the top half of the bag.
Another method would be to fold the bag in half lengthwise, punch along one edge, flip the folded bag over and punch along the other edge, approximately 1″ between punches. It by no means needs to be perfect, simply punch holes for ventilation. The result is multiple rows of holes.
2. Fill the bag up to half full (just below or at first punched holes), fold over the top, label it and paper clip it to hold the top down
The bags can be stored anywhere in the kitchen as long as there is some room for the bag to breathe and it is away from direct sunlight.
The special storage bag will help extent the life of your garlic and onions so you never have to worry about having a fresh supply.