View Full Version : How Long does it last?
01-04-2007, 09:59 PM
I was curious to know how long some of these food items last, such as the onion bread & it's variants, along with crackers. I wanted to make a lot of food before I went back to school and have them stay fresh. I might end up just finding our food saver! But how long do these items last in the fridge?
01-04-2007, 10:30 PM
I'm sure other folks will jump in here, but I have found that foods do not last long. You've got to figure, they are fresh and fresh does go bad quickly.
It depends on the food you prepare. Green smoothies - of course, drink right away. Although, I have gotten a lot of spinach and lettuce and blended these and froze them and used them in my smoothies. Dehydrated foods? They may last a little longer, but usually I eat up stuff before then. However, RP's brownies? I made them Christmas eve, eve and I still have one left. So...it really depends...
I guess I wasn't much help, huh? sorry... :(
01-04-2007, 10:36 PM
My crackers last for MONTHS. I put them in tightly sealed containers and I do not refrigerate them.
01-04-2007, 10:36 PM
it's ok! Thanks for helping!!
01-05-2007, 01:58 AM
01-05-2007, 05:38 AM
I suppose if you dried the onion bread out like crackers it would keep longer. I do mine to the soft stage and it seems to last maybe 5-6 days. I've seen in cookbooks that nut cheese is only good for a day or two. Not sure why that is. What I've made has seemed to stay fresh for a few days longer than that.
I've made R.P.'s brownies, adding shredded coconut to the mix, forming into balls and rolling the balls into coconut. These seem to keep for months in the fridge. The lady who runs my health food store said adding coconut or coconut oil in particular to any dish will help to preserve it for longer.
Fully dehydrated fruits and vegetables will keep for a long time but according to the directions that came with my dehydrator they need to be stored in the fridge or freezer. Not sure why that is, but I'll bet you don't have the fridge space for many of those.
I get pumpkin seed bars and flax crackers from my health food store (haven't tried to make them yet) and they seem to have an expiration date of about 3-4 months on them.
My health food store always has fresh nuts. They tell me they store them in the freezer and only package them up as needed. Nuts will keep for a year or two in the freezer.
01-05-2007, 09:15 AM
I have onion bread that I'm eating for lunch today and I believe I made it last weekend? I just put it in ziplock bags and have been keeping them on the counter for quick snacks.
01-05-2007, 10:23 AM
I store the onion bread in the freezer. My last batch lasted several weeks. I also store my RP brownies in the freezer, AND most of the fruit pies I make (Alissa's blueberry one and the Just Like Cheesecake one, for example). I eat the brownies straight form teh freezer. They aren't solid, just cold and chewy. I let the pies sit about ten minutes. Feels like I'm eating icecream. I had a bluberry pie that ;asted almost a month that way!
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