Make It Last

Berry season is on it's way.  Strawberries and blackberries are a staple in my home.  We eat berries on our cereal, on peanut butter sandwiches instead of jam, in our dinner salad.  I'll often buy a flat at the farmer's market which will last through the week, sometimes longer.  I keep the berries fresh by rinsing and then air drying them in a colander, before putting them in an airtight container. My trick for making strawberries last is to cut their tops off and slice them in half. This prevents them from shriveling and becoming mealy.