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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Oldest and still edible item in your fridge?

    I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    eat my pipes. : ))

  2. #2
    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Kalmia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    > eat my pipes. : ))



    I just found a funny little bottle of some sort of "energy drink" (not
    really similar to those things of today) that I picked up in Tokyo back in
    1985 or so. It is unopened. I should down it and get it out of there.



  3. #3
    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Aug 31, 11:23*am, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > > I'll start: *I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. *It is impossible to drink and I
    > > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. *I hate giving it
    > > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. *It might
    > > eat my pipes. : ))

    >
    > I just found a funny little bottle of some sort of "energy drink" (not
    > really similar to those things of today) that I picked up in Tokyo back in
    > 1985 or so. *It is unopened. *I should down it and get it out of there.


    Yeah, I think you should.

  4. #4
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Aug 31, 2:23*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "Kalmia" <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > > I'll start: *I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. *It is impossible to drink and I
    > > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. *I hate giving it
    > > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. *It might
    > > eat my pipes. : ))

    >
    > I just found a funny little bottle of some sort of "energy drink" (not
    > really similar to those things of today) that I picked up in Tokyo back in
    > 1985 or so. *It is unopened. *I should down it and get it out of there.


    Be sure to recyck the bottle.
    Your post reminds me of a guy who wore his hard contacts, bought in
    Viet Nam, for at least 20 years.

  5. #5
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Oldest and still edible item in your fridge?

    A large hunk (about three pounds remaining) of an overjarige cheese brought
    back from Gouda, Holland, over ten years ago. Triple wrapped -- we just shave
    off the outer layer of mold, use what we need, and re-wrap in fresh
    paper/saran/foil.

    It's the "energizer cheese' -- it just keeps going, and going, and going ...

    -- Larry

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    Ema Nymton Guest

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    On 8/31/2011 1:15 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    > eat my pipes. : ))


    A jar of olive salad. The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it
    disappeared.

    Becca

  7. #7
    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 8/31/2011 1:15 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    >> shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    >> keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    >> fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    >> eat my pipes. : ))

    >
    > A jar of olive salad. The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it
    > disappeared.
    >
    > Becca



    well, HOW old?



  8. #8
    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:06:38 -0400, [email protected] wrote:

    > A large hunk (about three pounds remaining) of an overjarige cheese brought
    > back from Gouda, Holland, over ten years ago. Triple wrapped -- we just shave
    > off the outer layer of mold, use what we need, and re-wrap in fresh
    > paper/saran/foil.
    >
    > It's the "energizer cheese' -- it just keeps going, and going, and going ...
    >

    It must be "aged gouda" by this time. Aged gouda doesn't taste
    anything like young gouda - it's more like a cheddar with some age on
    it.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:35:06 -0500, Ema Nymton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it disappeared.


    I think I have it in my cupboard!

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:36:39 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On 8/31/2011 1:15 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > >> I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > >> shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    > >> keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    > >> fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    > >> eat my pipes. : ))

    > >
    > > A jar of olive salad. The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it
    > > disappeared.
    > >
    > > Becca

    >
    >
    > well, HOW old?
    >

    How would you know unless you marked it when you bought it?

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Aug 31, 3:06*pm, pltrg...@xhost.org wrote:
    > *A large hunk (about three pounds remaining) of an overjarige cheese brought
    > back from Gouda, Holland, over ten years ago. Triple wrapped -- we just shave
    > off the outer layer of mold, use what we need, and re-wrap in fresh
    > paper/saran/foil.
    >
    > It's the "energizer cheese' -- it just keeps going, and going, and going ....
    >
    > -- Larry


    Didn't I read somewhere that if you wrap cheese in vinegar-soaked
    cheesecloth (wrung out, of course) before wrapping further, it will
    not mold as quickly?

    N.

  12. #12
    Pico Rico Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:36:39 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > On 8/31/2011 1:15 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >> >> I'll start: I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    >> >> shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. It is impossible to drink and I
    >> >> keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. I hate giving it
    >> >> fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. It might
    >> >> eat my pipes. : ))
    >> >
    >> > A jar of olive salad. The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it
    >> > disappeared.
    >> >
    >> > Becca

    >>
    >>
    >> well, HOW old?
    >>

    > How would you know unless you marked it when you bought it?



    Well, you could look for info on the label, or remember when you obtained
    it, or remember the occasion when it was given to you, or . . .

    who cares? But HOW old?



  13. #13
    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Aug 31, 1:15*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I'll start: *I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. *It is impossible to drink and I
    > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. *I hate giving it
    > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. *It might
    > eat my pipes. : ))


    I have a small gift tub of Cheddar cheese spread that "expired" in
    2008. That's about it - my fridge is fairly new.

    N.

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    Pico Rico Guest

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    "Nancy2" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Aug 31, 3:06 pm, pltrg...@xhost.org wrote:
    > A large hunk (about three pounds remaining) of an overjarige cheese
    > brought
    > back from Gouda, Holland, over ten years ago. Triple wrapped -- we just
    > shave
    > off the outer layer of mold, use what we need, and re-wrap in fresh
    > paper/saran/foil.
    >
    > It's the "energizer cheese' -- it just keeps going, and going, and going
    > ...
    >
    > -- Larry


    Didn't I read somewhere that if you wrap cheese in vinegar-soaked
    cheesecloth (wrung out, of course) before wrapping further, it will
    not mold as quickly?


    You tell us. How do we know what you read somewhere?



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    A Moose in Love Guest

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    On Aug 31, 2:15*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I'll start: *I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. *It is impossible to drink and I
    > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. *I hate giving it
    > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. *It might
    > eat my pipes. : ))


    I've got salad dressing, not as old as your stuff, but about 3 years
    old. Bottled Caesar, and bottled 3 cheese ranch. I don't want to use
    them because they are so old, and I don't want to throw them out. So
    they just sit there. I started making my own vinagrettes, so didn't
    use them.

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    A Moose in Love Guest

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    On Aug 31, 2:15*pm, Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net> wrote:
    > I'll start: *I've had a bottle of chili pepper wine on the bottom door
    > shelf since........oh,' bout 2003. *It is impossible to drink and I
    > keep forgetting to drop a bit into my hot dishes. *I hate giving it
    > fridge space, but can't bring myself to pour into the drain. *It might
    > eat my pipes. : ))


    Oh yeah. Something else. I've got a bottle of Mescal, that I picked
    up in Mazatlan Mexico back in 1979. It just sits there, complete with
    worm and everything. Yuch. I could understand drinking it way back
    then, but now...???

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Aug 31, 4:41*pm, Nancy2 <ellorysg...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Aug 31, 3:06*pm, pltrg...@xhost.org wrote:
    >
    > > *A large hunk (about three pounds remaining) of an overjarige cheese brought
    > > back from Gouda, Holland, over ten years ago. Triple wrapped -- we justshave
    > > off the outer layer of mold, use what we need, and re-wrap in fresh
    > > paper/saran/foil.

    >
    > > It's the "energizer cheese' -- it just keeps going, and going, and going ...

    >
    > > -- Larry

    >
    > Didn't I read somewhere that if you wrap cheese in vinegar-soaked
    > cheesecloth (wrung out, of course) before wrapping further, it will
    > not mold as quickly?
    >
    > N.


    Yeah...me. I have had a chunk of parmesan going for months. It's
    wrapped in vinegar soaked papertowel, then stored in a ziplock with
    all the air expelled.

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:41:52 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:36:39 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >> news:[email protected]..


    > >> > The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it disappeared.
    > >> >
    > >> > Becca


    > >>
    > >>
    > >> well, HOW old?
    > >>

    > > How would you know unless you marked it when you bought it?

    >
    >
    > Well, you could look for info on the label,


    Where on the liquid smoke label does it have any information like
    that?

    > or remember when you obtained
    > it, or remember the occasion when it was given to you, or . . .
    >
    > who cares? But HOW old?
    >

    Like I said, how would you know for sure unless it was marked? I
    don't remember exactly when I bought mine, but it has to be 20-30
    years old. I'm finally down to the bottom and should look for a new
    bottle soon.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  19. #19
    Pico Rico Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:41:52 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >> > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:36:39 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    >> > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> "Ema Nymton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> >> news:[email protected]..

    >
    >> >> > The oldest was a jar of Liquid Smoke, but it disappeared.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Becca

    >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> well, HOW old?
    >> >>
    >> > How would you know unless you marked it when you bought it?

    >>
    >>
    >> Well, you could look for info on the label,

    >
    > Where on the liquid smoke label does it have any information like
    > that?
    >
    >> or remember when you obtained
    >> it, or remember the occasion when it was given to you, or . . .
    >>
    >> who cares? But HOW old?
    >>

    > Like I said, how would you know for sure unless it was marked? I
    > don't remember exactly when I bought mine, but it has to be 20-30
    > years old. I'm finally down to the bottom and should look for a new
    > bottle soon.



    20-30 years. That puts it in perspective. We don't need a time stamp.



  20. #20
    Hackmatack Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:41:52 -0700, "Pico Rico"


    > Where on the liquid smoke label does it have any information like
    > that?


    > Like I said, how would you know for sure unless it was marked? I
    > don't remember exactly when I bought mine, but it has to be 20-30
    > years old. I'm finally down to the bottom and should look for a new
    > bottle soon.


    That bottle belongs in a museum!

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