View Full Version : Dried tomatoes and olive oil?
08-24-2007, 11:26 AM
What's the purpose of sitting the dried tomatoes in olive oil? Should I be doing this? I'm storing them in the fridge in a tupperware container with no oil or anything.
08-24-2007, 11:29 AM
I don't know. I have mine in a canning jar, just dried...dunno!!!????
08-24-2007, 11:55 AM
Thanks. Do you keep them in the fridge?
08-24-2007, 01:46 PM
Nope, but I guess I should. I will when I get home.
08-24-2007, 01:48 PM
I just keep mine in a food saver bag ~ we vaccum seal them in batches for sauces and things and we keep them in the pantry. I've never had an issue... maybe I do have an issue and don't know about it. Am I poisoning the family???:eek:
08-24-2007, 01:54 PM
If you haven't up until now, I wouldn't worry about it...
08-24-2007, 02:00 PM
I would think that if u stored it in air tight containers and on a shelf it should be ok. If it is dried enough it will not get mold and that would be the only thing u would have to worry about and u would be able to see that.
I have the little i have dried in a jar but think I might just use my sealer and not take a chance. I prefer glass to store everything in but sometimes one has to take chances on the safety of plastic..............which i dont trust one bit. As u can tell i am whisy washy on what to do. Maybe a glass jar and then in the frig. LOLOL
My brother retired from a plastic factory. We were talking about reusing the plastic water bottles and he said that the chemist said that if u do that u need to fill it with water and then leave it set on the counter for a while. Dont put the cap on. It has to release some kind of stuff that is not good for humans to eat or drink so it makes me wonder how safe is the bottled water before it is opened? how does one know if there is stuff that is not good for us in it? If u freeze water in a bottle (which i do for my son) u r suppose to leave it open in freezer until it is solid. Then cap it.
I just dont know. I use wax paper and rubber bands if i dont have a sealed jar. Just dont need to take chance anymore.
08-24-2007, 02:15 PM
its a preservation method
08-24-2007, 02:19 PM
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