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Beets
Store: Store beet roots in plastic bags in your refrigerator's crisper section for up to three weeks; to increase storage life, remove the greens but leave at least an inch of stem. 
Preserve: For beet roots: wash and sort according to size. Trim tops, leaving 1/2 inch of stems and tap root, to prevent bleeding of color during cooking. Cook in boiling water until tender-for small beets 25 to 30 minutes; for medium beets 45 to 50 minutes. Cool promptly in cold water. Peel, remove stem and tap root, and cut into slices or cubes. Package, leaving -inch headspace. Seal and freeze.
Freeze any leftover beet greens for use in cooked dishes. -- Blanch for 2 minutes before freezing.
Cutting Celery
Store: Store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper.
Preserve: Freeze any leftover cutting celery for use in cooked dishes.
Parsley
Store: Store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper.
Preserve: Freeze any leftover parsley for use in cooked dishes.
Scallions
Store: Store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper.
Radishes
Store: Store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper.
Swiss Chard
Store: Store in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper.
Preserve: Freeze any leftover Swiss chard for use in cooked dishes. -- Blanch for 2 minutes before freezing.
Lettuce Mix
Store: Rinse and dry it to be sure is is completely clean. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, keeping it away from the coldest parts of the refrigerator (back and top shelf).
Braising Mix
Store: Rinse and dry it to be sure is is completely clean. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, keeping it away from the coldest parts of the refrigerator (back and top shelf).
 
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