Keep food freshIt's not always easy to keep your food fresh enough to eat, but there are ways to help preserve your ingredients until you're ready to eat them.

Fruit and vegetables are best kept in the bag they come in as it keeps them fresher for longer. A shrink-wrapped cucumber for example will last around three times longer than one which has been sold loose.

You could also use airtight plastic boxes – such as Tupperware – and ice cube trays which are great for freezing stock or fresh herbs in a little water.

As well as using freezer bags with clips or pegs, there are also special bags which can keep your bread fresh for longer, or keep your fruit and vegetables fresh for weeks.