Spring seems like the perfect time for a new beginning, so how about a completely different series? Put your cameras away (okay, don't put them away, still keep snapping and sharing), because we're going to start talking about household tips.
Starting with bananas.
Well, where would you start? Trust me, if you eat bananas you are going to be thrilled.
I love having bananas available on the counter for a healthy snack option, but seriously don't you find that you can buy them perfect one day and then they're over-ripe crap the next day?
Well, I'm about to solve that little dilemma for you. Really I am.
For starters, take your bunch of bananas apart at the stems. This will help to keep them from ripening too quickly.
But the second tip is the best, put them in a plastic bag. I know, it doesn't sound right does it. I balked at it as well, but I hate ruined bananas so much that I thought I would give it a try.
So above you have two bananas. One of them was purchased 8 days ago and the other was purchased 3 days ago, and at the time of purchase, they looked pretty much the same as far as ripeness. So, which banana do you think is older?
I know you want to say the top one, but that's the one from only 3 days ago. The bottom one (8 days) was in a plastic bag all week. I couldn't believe how well this worked.
I just used one of the produce bags from the grocery store. I tried it last week with a ziploc-type bag and it worked great as well, but it was a pain to keep zipping it (yeah, we're all about the minimal amount of effort around here).
Let me know how this works for you if you try it.