Hints from Heloise

Marquette resident has idea about storing fresh ginger in fridge

Heloise, syndicated columnist

Dear Heloise: I have been reading your column in the Mining Journal, in Marquette, Michigan, for many years. In a recent column, someone was asking about storing fresh ginger.

I found a tip in a magazine years ago that suggested storing it in a large glass jar, submerging it in sherry or white wine and keeping in the refrigerator.

You can cut or grate off ginger as needed, toss it back in the jar and then put it back in the refrigerator. It will last for months. — Janice R., Marquette, Michigan

Janice, that is a great hint! I’ve never heard of storing ginger like that before, but I think I’ll give it a try. Thanks for this idea! — Heloise


Dear Heloise: Summer is not that far away, and many people will be drinking from soda and beer cans. Please advise them to find a way to wash the top of that can before taking a drink. Those cans are stored in warehouses where there are rats and insects that can, and do, crawl across the top of the cans.

Then, the cans are handled by people who do not wash their hands while loading and unloading the cans. It’s all too easy to get sick if you don’t properly clean the top and edge of cans before drinking from them. — Grace P., Fontana, California

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