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Old 07-24-2014, 04:58 AM   #11
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Wow...didn't know this about cucumbers so it is useful info. Thanks.

Since cucumbers are often used in salads, I guess placing it in the fridge for an hour or so (just to chill) would be OK though.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:42 AM   #12
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Wow...didn't know this about cucumbers so it is useful info. Thanks.

Since cucumbers are often used in salads, I guess placing it in the fridge for an hour or so (just to chill) would be OK though.
That would be correct.

The article clearly said..."If you do feel the need to put them in the fridge, they can tolerate up to 3 days of cold storage if they are used soon as they are removed from the refrigerator."
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:44 PM   #13
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Well, it look like I will be setting them on the counter next to my tomatoes...
Ruh-roh Addie, not next to the tomatoes. From the link: Another factoid: Cucumbers are sensitive to ethylene gas, which is put off by some ripening fruits and vegetables. So for longest storage, don’t keep your cukes near melons, tomatoes or bananas. You gotta keep them separated!


That is a pretty interesting link Kayelle. Don't know whether I should thank you or not though - I have plenty of time-wasters of my own!
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:33 AM   #14
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Ruh-roh Addie, not next to the tomatoes. From the link: Another factoid: Cucumbers are sensitive to ethylene gas, which is put off by some ripening fruits and vegetables. So for longest storage, donít keep your cukes near melons, tomatoes or bananas. You gotta keep them separated!


That is a pretty interesting link Kayelle. Don't know whether I should thank you or not though - I have plenty of time-wasters of my own!
Cukes and tomatoes don't last long enough in my house. I think they are usually the very first foods I eat after grocery shopping. A little rice vinegar and olive oil sprinkled lightly with Italian mixed seasonings, and I have a meal. Or they go right into a cuke and tomato sandwich with mayo on artisan bread. I love fresh veggies and fruit and I eat them as soon as they come into my kitchen. The problem arises when I buy too many and can't decide which to eat first. Fresh fruit or fresh veggies.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:41 AM   #15
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I have at least 15 cucumbers in the house right now. Three plants are producing way more than we can eat, and the cukes from the Tasty Jade variety I have are twice as long as regular ones.
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Three plants are producing way more than we can eat

Sounds like pickle time to me.

My cucumbers are also doing really well this year.

But don't ask about my cabbage or broccoli. I do keep them in the fridge. Should I ???? Guess it's time to go read some more from the link.
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I have at least 15 cucumbers in the house right now. Three plants are producing way more than we can eat, and the cukes from the Tasty Jade variety I have are twice as long as regular ones.
How bout the "ring and run" trick?
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How bout the "ring and run" trick?
I thought that was for zucchini. For when you are completely overwhelmed by the little blimps.
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I might resort to that when we get back from our road trip. I'm bringing half a dozen with us and left the rest with a note to our cat sitter help herself and anyone else she wants to share them with ;-)

I'll definitely do some pickling when we get back.
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How bout the "ring and run" trick?
Please explain that to the stupid among us.

If a doorbell is involved then I understand.

We don't have that modern convenience around here. We use knockers or a good shout out to see if anyone is around.
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