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Old 08-14-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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What a great idea, Josie! Thanks!

You are welcome

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Old 08-14-2014, 04:41 PM   #12
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Welcome to DC Whitepan.

Paper towels seem to be the answer.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:24 PM   #13
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Mine seem to keep well by just keeping them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag and checking on them every so often.
Might have to give a paper towel a try.

K-girl, You can breath on any veggies you serve me and I wouldn't care. I'm not scared of no darned Cooties.

As long as I don't have first hand knowledge of what happens to my foodstuffs before I get it I'm good to go.

Sometimes not knowing is the best thing.

If the veggies are fresh is what matters.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:33 PM   #14
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So you breathe onto food you are going to serve to others?
Don't you wash the greens before eating them?
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:51 PM   #15
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I store my salad greens in my salad spinner
Greens from the garden will last two weeks
in it. Just make sure the lettuce and the spinner
are dry.

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What a fabulous idea Josie!
I'm going that next time I buy a bag of greens, I don't have any at the moment
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Don't you wash the greens before eating them?
yupper!
but I think I'll change over to Josie's idea and see which way the greens last longer. I've never really paid any attention before.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #17
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Don't you wash the greens before eating them?
Yes. I wash and run them through the salad spinner BEFORE I put them in the fridge. I often don't have much time to cook when I get home from work in the evening, so I like to have veggies prepped as much as possible in advance.

I would never dream of exhaling into the bags I'm storing veggies in. But then again, I'm usually feeding more than just myself.
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How would adding carbon dioxide help? Plants give off carbon dioxide when they aren't photosynthesizing and the little light in the refrigerator goes off when you shut the door, so no light for photosynthesis.
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How would adding carbon dioxide help? Plants give off carbon dioxide when they aren't photosynthesizing and the little light in the refrigerator goes off when you shut the door, so no light for photosynthesis.
I don't find it necessary to do this - maybe because I buy romaine hearts and not pre-cut greens - but this describes the science: http://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/ho...e-co2-0156833/
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I don't find it necessary to do this - maybe because I buy romaine hearts and not pre-cut greens - but this describes the science: How to Make Salad Greens Last Longer… Using Your Breath or Homemade CO2 « Food Hacks
I had to read that twice to find the "science". "...It makes sense, too. Greens of all kinds are packaged in specially designed plastic bags to maintain a balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen, since carbon dioxide halts the process of deterioration in greens." Yes, there is a link to the process of deterioration which states that CO2 can slow the natural aging process in greens.

If the greens are still alive, they are producing carbon dioxide. It's a part of plant respiration. If the greens were in the light, they would still be photosynthesizing and producing oxygen. But, the greens are in the dark, in the fridge, so they are producing more CO2, not oxygen.
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