This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®. All opinions are my own.
I’m sad to report that when we had the terrible straight-line wind storm come through a month or so ago, it took down one of our 40-foot pine trees in our backyard, but it also completely destroyed our little garden. Everything, except our jalapeno plant. We planted seeds late and didn’t really think we’d see much from it, but here we are into October and we have a boatload of jalapenos! We came back from vacation and I had 15 ready to be picked with more ready in the coming days. Knowing that once I picked them I had a few days before I needed to do something with them, I have been using my Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers to keep those peppers extra fresh until I used them up to make my favorite easy Fridge Pickled Jalapeno Peppers. I’ve really loved these produce saving containers because we buy a lot of produce, especially berries.
So let’s talk about these containers. We use a lot of produce in our house and sometimes, it goes bad. We have activities or events or it gets hidden in the back of the fridge. With these FreshWorks storage containers, they have a new built-in FreshVent™ lid that naturally regulates the flow of oxygen and CO2, in and out of the container to create the optimal environment so produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked. How awesome is that? Bonus, our garden is being picked the same day, but will last so much longer! I love that no replacement filter is needed so it should be saving our household some money on food waste.
When my FreshWorks container was full enough, I was ready to have a pickling party! I love jalapenos on nachos, tacos, really anything that has cheese and sour cream. I love making my own at home because we get to use up those fresh jalapenos, and they last in the fridge. Probably the hardest thing I did to make these jalapenos was to get the mason jar down from a high cabinet. Basically, you slice and smash, make a little pickling liquid in a sauce pan to pour over and let it cool and pop it in the fridge. You will never want to buy a jar again.
You can get your own Rubbermaid FreshWorks products at retailers near you. They have great sizes, even one for asparagus!
Available now in six sizes to hold all types of produce:
Lare Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh.
Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.
FreshWorks is also dishwasher safe. It has to go in the dishwasher for us! Bonus, BPA-free too!
What size container do you think you would use the most and save money?