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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default storing grape tomatoes

    I really did try to find a thread on this.
    The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

    How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........


  2. #2
    bob in nz Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    >How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........


    We've had a plastic carton of them sitting on a kitchen counter (top
    open - next to baskets of other fruit) for the past two weeks. There
    are only six of the little beauties left, but they're just fine.


    --

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  3. #3
    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    >How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........


    One of the main reasons that you don't want to refrigerate tomatoes is
    that the taste and texture are altered when you refrigerate them, and
    it is not for the better. They become very mealy, and nearly
    flavorless when refrigerated..

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    Stu Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    >How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........



    Mine last about a week sitting in the fridge, but normally they don't last that
    long ;-)

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    Kalmia Guest

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    On Jul 28, 7:52*pm, Stu <reci...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia <tweeny90...@mypacks.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

    >
    > >How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    > >I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    > >I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........

    >
    > Mine last about a week sitting in the fridge, but normally they don't last that
    > long *;-)


    You guys are quick on the draw tonight - thanks for convincing me to
    leave' em be.

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    koko Guest

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    On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    >How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........


    I store my vegetables and fruit the way they are stored in the store.
    If it's refrigerated I refrigerate if not I don't .
    I use the green bags and am very happy with them.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 07/25

  7. #7
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

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    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Kalmia <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    > How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    > I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    > I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........


    Depends on what shape they are to start with. I've had them for a week.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  8. #8
    George Guest

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    koko wrote:
    > On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I really did try to find a thread on this.
    >> The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >>
    >> How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >> I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >> I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........

    >
    > I store my vegetables and fruit the way they are stored in the store.
    > If it's refrigerated I refrigerate if not I don't .
    > I use the green bags and am very happy with them.
    >
    > koko
    > --


    Stores may have a different motivation. It is well know that tomatoes
    should not be refrigerated. The big box mart wants to minimize waste at
    the expense of quality so they refrigerate them.

    >
    > There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    > George Bernard Shaw
    > www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    > updated 07/25


  9. #9
    Phyllis Stone Guest

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    I read somewhere they should be stored stems down.



  10. #10
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    "Phyllis Stone" wrote:
    >
    > I read somewhere they should be stored stems down.
    >

    Actually tomatos are best eaten in the missionary position.



  11. #11
    koko Guest

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    On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:39:39 -0400, George <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >koko wrote:
    >> On Tue, 28 Jul 2009 16:40:00 -0700 (PDT), Kalmia
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I really did try to find a thread on this.
    >>> The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >>>
    >>> How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    >>> I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    >>> I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........

    >>
    >> I store my vegetables and fruit the way they are stored in the store.
    >> If it's refrigerated I refrigerate if not I don't .
    >> I use the green bags and am very happy with them.
    >>
    >> koko
    >> --

    >
    >Stores may have a different motivation. It is well know that tomatoes
    >should not be refrigerated. The big box mart wants to minimize waste at
    >the expense of quality so they refrigerate them.
    >

    Yes, it is well known that tomatoes are not to be refrigerated.
    Are you referring to Costco? I've not seen them refrigerated at the
    ones I've been in. If you are referring to wall mart I wouldn't know,
    I don't patronize them.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 07/25

  12. #12
    cybercat Guest

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    "koko" <[email protected]> wrote : If you are referring to wall mart I
    wouldn't know,
    > I don't patronize them.
    >


    I don't either, but you know there are two old ladies in my life who will
    not shop anywhere else, and I am the one who takes them shopping 90% of the
    time.



  13. #13
    Goomba Guest

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    Kalmia wrote:
    > I really did try to find a thread on this.
    > The package says DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
    >
    > How long will they last just sitting on the counter on a clean cloth?
    > I don't plan to use em all in the next day or two -
    > I was tempted to put into a Deb Meyer green bag but..........
    >

    I just cut the carton open, rinse and let them sit on the counter. They
    last a week easily.

  14. #14
    Goomba Guest

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    Kalmia wrote:

    > You guys are quick on the draw tonight - thanks for convincing me to
    > leave' em be.


    You shouldn't be refrigerating any un-cut tomato, not just the
    cherry/grape ones. It really ruins them. Buy some in various stages of
    ripeness and let them ripen in a basket or on the window sill. You'll
    find the flavor and texture much improved over a tomato that's been in
    the fridge.

  15. #15
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:56:26 -0400, cybercat wrote:

    > "koko" <[email protected]> wrote : If you are referring to wall mart I
    > wouldn't know,
    >> I don't patronize them.
    >>

    >
    > I don't either, but you know there are two old ladies in my life who will
    > not shop anywhere else, and I am the one who takes them shopping 90% of the
    > time.


    it's sweet of you to do that.

    your pal,
    blake

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