Can you freeze the bags of yeast that you can get at Costco? If so, for how long?
Yes! In fact it’s the best way to keep it for a long time, even a couple of years. On the shelf, yeast will only stay fresh for about 6 months or so. Refrigerated, you can easily double that. But in the freezer, it stays good for years! I always have one, divided, part on the shelf in the pantry and part in the fridge. But I also always have a pound in the freezer of my fridge…just in case. Then I rotate that after a couple of years and add a fresh one, just as I rotate my long-term storage and canned foods. — Jackie
Restoring hard onion and garlic powder
We have large cans of onion and garlic powders from Sam’s that were kept in the basement before we had a dehumidifier. They are rock hard. How do we restore them to their powder form so to use’m in everyday shaker bottles
I’d take the contents out and put them on a cutting board. Depending on just how hard the powders are, I’d chop the block with either a cleaver or butcher knife until you have pieces small enough to fit into a blender. Whiz a piece or two at a time (make them half dollar size or smaller) until they are again powder. Repeat until all are fixed. If you don’t have a blender, I’ve used a rolling pin, corralling the powder with a cookie sheet. — Jackie