We are continuing with our series on how to save on groceries — even if you don’t have a coupon! These items below are things we need, and we purchase, even if we don’t have a coupon or one is never available. Here are a few food items, beginning with the letter “K” which you can purchase in bulk when you find a great deal!
When you find a good deal on Kiwi, here is how you can extend it’s life:
- Store in the pantry for 2-3 days – or until ripe.
- Once ripe, store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
- If you want to freeze, just peel and wash the fruit (you can slice or leave it whole). Combine 2 3/4 c. sugar and 4 c. water and mix until clear – then boil. Cool and pour over the kiwi. Place kiwi an syrup in airtight storage. The fruit can last up to 12 months in the freezer.
I don’t know about you, but I love saying Kumquat – it is just fun! Here are some storage tips for this fruit:
- They can be stored at room temperature for 3 – 5 days.
- To extend the life of this fruit, store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
- If you wish to freeze, just wash and either leave whole or cut and remove the seeds. Combine 2 3/4 c. sugar and 4 c. water and mix until clear – then boil. Cool and pour over the kiwi. Place kiwi an syrup in airtight storage. The fruit can last up to 12 months in the freezer.
Kidney beans are great staple, with a very long shelf life:
- Dried beans can be good for up to 1 year in your pantry. Make sure to keep in a sealed bag or air-tight container.
- Canned beans can be stored from 2 – 5 years.
- If the beans develop an odor or if the texture changes, discard and do not consume.
Finding deals on ketchup certainly make you want to stock up. Here is what you need to know about this condiment:
- If unopened, it can be stored for up to 12 months in your pantry.
- Once it is opened, it should be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Make sure you check out ALL of the tips we’ve shared – just click the letter for the food you want to know more about!!