So what science experiment have you got going on in your fridge?! For me, it always seems to be lettuce. Beats me why. I think I always imagine myself eating lots of healthy lunches with lettuce and so always include plenty in my shop. And then it sits wilting in the fridge, forgotten (and forlorn). I’ve gotta start eating it – or stop buying it.
Get rid of any out of date food in your fridge. And if you’re going away on holiday, before leaving, clear out anything in the fridge that will go off while you’re away – otherwise you’ve got some lovely (and smelly) surprises when you get back.
Go through your medicine cabinet as you’ve probably got some out of date medicine in there that can be thrown away.
As for alcohol, it doesn’t last forever. Here’s a guide to how long different types of alcohol lasts :
|Past Printed Date|
|Bottled White Wine lasts for||1-2 Years|
|Bottled Red Wine lasts for||2-3 Years|
|Wine juice box lasts for||1 Year|
|Fine WineÂ lasts for||Decades in a wine cellar|
|White Wine lasts for||1-3 Days|
|Red Wine lasts for||1-2 Weeks|
|Cooking Wine lasts for||1-2 Months|
|Wine juice box lasts for||6-12 Months|
Wines (even reds) should be stored in a fridge once opened. They need to be in a cool, preferably dark environment.
Liquers can last for years, but ones containing dairy (like Baileys) should only be kept a year after opening.
Spirits such as whiskey, brandy, rum and gin will last indefinitely unopened and for years even after being opened.
But if you suspect any of it has gone rancid, it needs to go … look for discoloration, crystallising at the bottom, curdling or other signs of change to tell if it has gone off.
See you on Day #24 …