HACKY MONDAYS – KEEP TOMATO PUREE MOULD-FREE

Sure, the Italians have been doing this forever – but for the rest of us mere mortals still grappling with the mould that instantly attacks tomato puree in the fridge, here’s the solution: pour over a good glug of olive oil.

A layer of oil forms a seal that helps prevent oxidisation – and mould from forming. You’ll never again have to scoop out that mouldy bit on top so you can use the rest (not that you’d ever do that).

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Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child