Hey Expenses: Abeg na


The growing cost of living is about to choke the living.

And sadly a large percentage of our primary expenses go into the expense of feeding.

To reduce your expenses, buying food in bulk just might help.  And that is why I’m sharing with you means and ways to preserve the food you bought with your hard-earned money to avoid wasting it.

In trying to store foods properly, it is important to first of all purchase high-quality and good produce. 

The premise of storage is that a good product was acquired in the first place. 

This notes storage methods for each food type and will be added upon as we go. 

  1. Always store food produce in clean and hygienic environment.
  2. Dispose of all waste especially food waste promptly and appropriately.
  3. Immediately fix issues that may lead to the presence of rats and roaches around the storage area. 



Store in bags.

Away from water and moisture when unopened. 

Transfer to a tightly sealed bucket after opening the bag. 

It is possible to reseal the bags after opening. 



Store in an airtight containers. 

Add properly dried peppers to the containers. 



Store on a soft surface area. 

Do not pinch. 

Do not press

Do not throw

Do not throw



yam and potatoes. 

Store in shelves. 

Do not store on the floor. 

In a cool and airy location.  

Do not store near onions or garlic. 



In air tight containers. 

Do not allow moisture near it. 

Always check for an iffy smell. 



Put in a vacuum sealed bag to avoid freeze injury. 

Store in a freezer. 

Make sure power does not go off for an extended period of time ideally  less than 3hours. 

Do not mix with vegetables. 



Store in vacuum bags.

Store in a freezers. 

Wash properly.

Take out guts and scales. 

Allow to air dry some. 

Vacuum seal. 

Put in freezers. 

Do not mix with vegetables. 

Make sure they are no extended power outages. 



Peeled and blended egusi are to be put in air tight containers and stored in the freezers.



Dried ogbono seeds blended and whole are to be put in ait tight containers and stored in freezers. 



Cleaned and blended crayfish are to stored in air tight containers and put in freezers.


Red Palm Oil

Place the Kegs on a wooden surfave at least. Do not store it on the floor. Always use dark containers to store red oils, not clear see through bottles. 



Check for softer ones around the head and separate them from the others. 

Store in a basket in an airy location.

Peel off the extra skin layer hanging on it. 

Do not allow moisture anywhere near it.

Check for insects and roaches around and take them out. 



Do not store near any other produce as they absorb smells from the surrounding.

Clean off all dirt on each eggs with a warm clean rag. 

Do not run under water to clean except when ready to use. 

Check for spoilage by watching for floating when put in a bowl of water. 

Bad eggs float.

Fresh eggs sink.

It is important to treat foods as though they are fragile, because they are. 

One bad egg ruins a whole crate is not just a proverb. It’s practical science.  

When a tomato gets injured from throwing at one spot, it spreads throughout its body. Then affects the entire basket.  

Spending less on food will not help greatly in savings perhaps but you might feel less pinch with the rising cost of food. 


About the author

Blackie, The eternally confused.

My name is Chinenye Nsianya. And in recent times there's not so much about me to say. I loved reading. I loved walking. Now i just exist. There isn't a lot that I do that gives me joy right now. I am making a commited process and i shall update you as it goes. This is what i will be writing about. A journey of growth and self confidence.

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