One of the biggest money wasters of your food budget is having to throw things away because they go bad before you can eat them. This can be especially true for fragile produce like berries. Last year Eric and I picked two huge bucketfuls of blackberries, I made one cobbler, and the rest were all covered in mold the next day. It was so disappointing! Fortunately, I saw an article in the New York times on thermotherapy before we picked blackberries this year.