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Old 08-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #71
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We get Walla Walla Sweets onions, they are as good as Vidalias and they seem to be more plentiful. I can usually get them most of the year...without the price.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #72
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...I've tried freezing them and that doesn't work either...
I've frozen kaffir lime leaves with no issues. What issues do you have?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #73
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Maybe it was freezer burn. It's been 3-4 years since I did it and mostly I remember they just weren't the same thing as fresh leaves. Not close enough to suit me. Maybe I'm too much of a perfectionist.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #74
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Have you tried the red onions with BF? He may like them. They are milder than most, and sweet. There is also a sweet (white or yellow??? I don't remember) that he may like. Lots of options. My favorite is red onions, and they look pretty!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:37 PM   #75
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... I hardly ever need a full package of mushrooms. I have half a package in the fridge now from when I made ravioli. Thinking I'm going to make a garlic butter pasta with mushrooms, tomatoes, and asparagus with the fresh thin spaghetti noodles I made with the extra pasta dough.
I'm with you on the mushrooms. If I am energetic, I slice and fry them in butter. Then, I spread them on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Butter is almost never a problem when you want to use the mushrooms later. BTW, fried mushrooms on toast is very tasty.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #76
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I've got my own tip about keeping mushrooms:

As soon as you get them home transfer them to a brown paper bag and keep them in one of your refrigerator drawers. They can last up to a month that way. After a couple weeks they start shriveling a bit but still perfectly usable except in salads. Keep them long enough and the turn into dried mushrooms, but they don't spoil. (Don't get moldy or anything.)
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I've got my own tip about keeping mushrooms:

As soon as you get them home transfer them to a brown paper bag and keep them in one of your refrigerator drawers. They can last up to a month that way. After a couple weeks they start shriveling a bit but still perfectly usable except in salads. Keep them long enough and the turn into dried mushrooms, but they don't spoil. (Don't get moldy or anything.)
+1, but I seldom have a brown paper bag.
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You guys are scaring me with the chopped garlic in EVOO. Garlic can have botulism and the EVOO makes it an anaerobic environment. Be sure to keep them in the fridge for a week or less or freeze them.
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There was a produce sale yesterday and the sliced mushrooms were .99 cents for 8 ounce package. I bought 4 packages, brought them home and put them in bags out on the counter, fully intending to dry them for later use. I did three of the pkgs this way.
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I might have to try those chopped onions. Peeling and chopping onions is my least favourite thing to do.
I love chopping onions. Stirling doesn't. When he cooks, I chop the onions.
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