We are never without fruits in our house. For one, we do have a few planted in our backyard. But we also like to get fresh ones from the market. My favorites are apples, mangoes, grapes and watermelons. The other fruits – I like them mixed with something else, like berries on a cheesecake. Avocado is great as a smoothie. I love fruit salad with yoghurt. You know how I get fruits even if they are not in season? I vacuum-seal them with my trusty Foodsaver FM2000. I love this model because it is very basic, and priced just right. It operates manually, and comes with pre-cut bags, rolls and the accessory hose for use on jars and containers. It has a new feature which saves on bag wastage. More details about Foodsaver fm2000 machine and other comparable foodsavers at http://vacuumsealeradviser.com/food-saver-reviews.
The fruits that I get, though too much for a family of 4, does not compare to the volume in restaurants. Restaurants buy fruits by truckload. It is cheaper that way, but they have to ensure the fruits are kept fresh and not spoil before it is used. Here are some tips we can learn from the professionals – the restaurateurs: [Read more…]