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09-11-2006, 01:52 PM
And a few other questions. First, how do you store all the fruit you have and keep it from spoiling? Should I just put it all in the refrigerator? Do you leave it on the counter in bowls/baskets? I have a dog who can reach my counters so I have to be careful. Any suggestions?? :confused:
Secondly, I just have to say I bought some raw almond butter today and WOWIE!! YUMMY!! I love it but just a little. Too much would be too much.
09-11-2006, 02:00 PM
There are some things that I do not like to put in the fridge, such as tomatoes, because it deadens the taste so I have bought lots of cheesecloth to cover the bowls to keep the flies off.
09-11-2006, 05:10 PM
Yes. 95% can go in the fridge. I just tie them off in the bags I buy them in. Only leave produce out that you want to ripen - and keep them in a brown paper bag. Otherwise you run the risk of mold or fruit flies. Just my experience.
09-11-2006, 05:31 PM
Some on the fridge, some on the counter. Depends on what it is. I used to have a Fruit Saver, a refrigerated fruit bowl that sits on the counter. It keeps the fruit slightly chilled but not as chilled as the fridge does and lets some air through. But then it stopped working. So... I simply took the ventilated bowl part ouf and leave the more sturdy fruit sitting out. I don't eat/buy a lot of fruit but I do eat a lot of veggies, most of which are in the fridge so I don't have a lot of fridge space for veggies.
Sharon in Colorado
09-11-2006, 05:33 PM
Bananas, apples, mangoes, peaches, pears, most sweet fruit, tomatoes, hot peppers
Glass Jars on counter -
Some nuts that are to be used right away, sunflower seeds, dried coconut, buckwheat, barley
Storage in Pantry -
Oat groats, some dried fruit, honey, agave nectar, carob, cocoa, spices, seasonings, some hard dehydrated recipes like seasoned nuts, eggplant faken, crackers
Open Wire basket -
Oranges (they need circulating air to keep mold away)
In a dark basket or dish -
Onions, garlic, root vegetables like potatoes
Carrots, some citrus (lemons, limes, storage of extra oranges), greens, cruciferous (brocolli, cauliflower, etc.), herbs, ginger, bell peppers, cucumbers, most vegetables, green onions, onions that have been cut open, berries, grapes, ripe melons, bulk seeds, flax, bulk nuts, bulk dried fruits, soft dehydrated recipes like breads, cookies, bars, etc.
Frozen fruits :rolleyes: , extra nuts, dried fruit, some dehydrated recipes like fudge, and meal recipes like pizza or desserts that I want to save for "another time".
09-11-2006, 05:45 PM
To keep the bugs away, I try to refrigerate everything unless it's not ripe.
09-11-2006, 07:23 PM
I use these things I buy at Central Market called Green Bags (I think that's the name) anyway, they seem to work pretty well. You just put your fruit or veggies in and tie it up. It makes it last longer. If you have a problem with fruit flies you can put out a small bowl with water, a couple of drops of dish soap, and about a tablespoon of vinegar. Works everytime for me. ~kelley~
09-11-2006, 08:24 PM
I prefer my fruits and veggies cold, so the only thing that stays out is bananas :D
09-12-2006, 01:28 AM
I go shopping everyday. I rarely buy for more than 1-2 days to eat. If I juice fast, I buy 2 days in advance and keep them room temp. I don't like my food refrigerated and that goes for water too.
09-12-2006, 02:12 AM
I put most of my produce in the refrigerator. The only thing I NEVER put in there is bananas (learned that lesson the hard way) -- those I keep in a wire hanging basket. I also put some things that need to ripen in the hanging basket, usually avocados and mangos. Once those are ripe, though, they go in the fridge.
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