Creating a domestic warehouse is a very good habit: you always find everything you need at hand, and if any ingredient in your favorite dish is suddenly over, it is enough to take one from the cupboard, and do not run out to the store. one. In addition, there are many products that can be stored for a long time. Macaroni in any type is really an indispensable product. Freshly cooked homemade noodles can be stored only for a couple of days, but if dried, the expiration date increases up to a couple of months, mainly if there is no egg in the dough. Production pulp in factories can be stored up to two years after the expiration date, which in total equals about 4 years. The main thing is to keep it dry, in a cool place and in a well-ventilated place. This was a very useful method to store butter, whose invention dates back to the date of the first refrigerators. A butter that has been opened can be used for a year, but if you store it in an airtight container to which the sun’s rays do not directly fall, it can be stored for as long as you want. This rule works also for packaged butter, if you have not opened the product, you can use it at any time. Do you remember to buy flour for your homemade reservation? This has its own reasons. The expiration date of the flour is at least 12 months, and some producers claim that up to 10 years. The main thing for this is to keep it in a dry and fresh place. In addition, the flour can be used after its expiration date: a duration of half a year for wheat flour and a year for corn.
These products are convenient because they do not take up much space, and after soaking them a little in water, they again acquire a “fresh” flavor. After drying, the mushrooms should be stored in airtight containers or bags so that their main enemies do not reach them: the insects. Such fungi can be stored for more than a year. The berries can be stored at the same time as long as they do not lose their color or an unpleasant odor appears on them.
Dried herbs maintain their quality for more than two years, even outdoors. Its main enemy are the smells, so it is worth keeping the herbs away from the stove and other places with strong smells.
Dry meat and fish can also perfectly complete the home store: they take up little space, can be prepared by yourself and are kept for a long time. If the dried product is prepared at home and you leave it in the warehouse, its expiration date will expire in a couple of months, however, in a vacuum-tight packaging, its expiration date increases in up to one year. The beans and other Legumes in a preserved form are suitable for consumption for up to 1 year, but in dry form it will be as necessary. In addition, they are less capricious for storage, and are safe from insects, so it is sufficient to avoid wet places.