Life is Made Easier with #‎StrackHacks!

By: Strack & Van Til Last Updated: May 3, 2016

‪Take a look at these #‎StrackHacks! These are nifty tips that can be found on the Strack and Van Til, Ultra Foods, and Town and Country Market Facebook and Twitter pages!

1. Put the life back into limp celery sticks by soaking them in ice-cold water until crisp.

2. If you have a hard time telling if eggs are good, try this trick! Gently place uncooked eggs in a bowl of water. If the egg sinks, it's good to go! If it floats, you should toss it.

3. Freeze lemons with water in a cupcake tray for perfect ice cubes for summer pitchers!

4. Hot fruit is the juiciest! For best results, heat for 5-10 seconds in a microwave before juicing!

5. Want to make sure your fruits and veggies are clean, but don't know how? Try washing them with a bit of baking soda and water to remove dirt and pesticides!

‪6. #‎FoodHack‬ and Juicy Fact! You can use tongs to squeeze fruit like a lemon.

7. Say goodbye to messy measuring tools! Before you scoop a sticky ingredient, spray the measuring tool with cooking spray!

8. Store tomatoes upside-down to prevent rotting! This stops oxygen from entering where the stem was attached to the fruit. Storing tomatoes at room temperature on your kitchen counter also helps them last longer!

9. If you freeze mozzarella for 30 minutes before grating, it is easier to grate and makes less mess!

10. You can switch avocado for butter in baking recipes!

11. Spoon out excess fat from stews & sauces by skimming plastic-wrapped ice cubes along the surface.

12. Is cutting up potatoes taking too long? Use an apple slicer!

13. Red wine stain? Throw some salt on it! If you act quickly, the salt will absorb the wine.

14. Run out of baking powder? You can mix cream of tartar and baking soda to substitute.

15. Wrap celery, broccoli and lettuce in foil before storing in the fridge to help them stay crisp longer.

16. Say goodbye to freezer burnt ice cream! Keep your dessert fresh by placing a piece of wax paper on top before closing the container. This will keep your ice cream burn free!  

To see more great tips and other cool things, visit:

Strack and Van Til on Facebook and Twitter.

Ultra Foods on Facebook and Twitter

Town and Country Market on Facebook.