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How to Keep Canned Food After Opening

How to Keep Canned Food After Opening

Just wanted to share this handy little kitchen hack I’ve been using for the past year or so – the kitty food can saver!

Although it’s obviously intended to keep cans of pet food fresh in your fridge it works equally well to keep canned chipotles or tuna fish fresh.

It had always bothered me that most of the can of chipotles would end up going to waste since I’d open a can of them, use just a tiny bit as I am quite wimpy about spicy food, and then lamely try to keep it fresh by covering it with some tin foil and a rubber band. It just did not work.

Clever Kitty Can Saver Top by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013

But now, my kitty can saver allows me to extend its stay in the fridge for many, many weeks. One nice thing about this can saver is that it’s adjustable – the lid has several different circumference rings that will fit different sized cans.

I got mine at my local hardware store for under $2 but you can also find them online.

Clever Kitty Can Saver Top by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2013
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Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.

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2:27AM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Thank you Eve, for Sharing this article.
Good ideas.

8:54AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

thanks

6:31AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Thank you Eve, for Sharing this!

3:44AM PDT on Jun 29, 2013

Thank you :)

7:00PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

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7:52AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

Interesting...



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8:40PM PDT on May 26, 2013

noted

12:08PM PDT on May 22, 2013

thanks

5:21AM PDT on May 21, 2013

Yeah, probably should not eat "tinned" food (because of BpA if nothing else -- others being processing, high heat, high sodium, other E numbers such as emulsiphants, preservatives). If is in a glass jar not so bad but still not as great as fresh.

Also a very good reason to avoid food that comes in plastic containers.

However, probably best to transfer anything once opened into a glass container of some sort for storage. Not just for refrigerating but in the pantry as it keeps bugs out too. And we can see what we have at a glance.


1:07PM PDT on May 20, 2013

I thought we weren't supposed to eat canned food b/c of all the bad stuff in it.

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Sent to those who need to see this and are interested. Thanks for posting.

Excellent! Laughed out loud. hee hee.

Just don't eat poultry. Problem solved.

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