Got a great tip about keeping bread fresh this past winter in snowbird land. For the longest time, I have been fighting with moldy, stale bread. I like my bread soft and without any extra penicillin. I mentioned this issue to a fellow snowbird after another loaf went stale within only a couple days of purchase. She immediately popped off with “put it in the microwave”. Huh? Why would that be any better than the cabinet and wouldn’t the heat left over from cooking when I put it back in there encourage mold? “Put it in the microwave” she stated again. “The microwave has a better seal than a cabinet.” O…K. I figured I had nothing to lose so I tried it and she was right! My bread is now lasting much much longer than before. I can actually eat an entire loaf now instead of throwing half out. It is a bit of a pain in the arse to have to pull it out every time I cook but it is worth it to finally have soft, fresh bread.