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Keeping Onions & Garlic Fresher Longer

Did you know there's an easy way to extend the life of onions, garlic, and shallots? In fact, this simple trick can extend the shelf life for up to 3 months!

What you'll need:

brown paper lunch bags
hole punch
paper clips

How To:

Fold flattened paper bag lengthwise and punch holes along one long edge, approximately 1 inch apart, punching through multiple layers at one time. Flip the bag over and punch along opposite side. Open the bag, insert onions, garlic, or shallots; fill the bag up to half full. Fold top of bag over 2-03 times, label the top with a marker, and use a paper clip to hold the top in place. Store filled bags in a cool, dark place, so that air can circulate between the bags.

Remember: No plastic bags. That only accelerates sprouting and spoilage because of the lack of air circulation. 

Another reminder: No Potatoes nearby. Potatoes and onions should not be stored together. They give off gases that will accelerate spoilage of each other.

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