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Old 03-04-2014, 06:50 PM   #21
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I wonder how long they stay fresh on the counter. I'll have to give this a try, but I really don't have space for anything else on my kitchen counter.
I don't have a radiator in my kitchen. The central heating boiler is in there but it's pretty chilly when I'm not cooking. Not freezing though. I've just finished eating some cherry tomatoes I bought about 10 days ago and kept on the counter in the kitchen. Tasted wonderful and no deterioration.

Weirdly, I find tomatoes keep fresh longer at room temp than when they are refrigerated

"I really don't have space for anything else on my kitchen counter" Window ledge? Shelf? Drawer?
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:05 PM   #22
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:07 PM   #23
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Weirdly, I find tomatoes keep fresh longer at room temp than when they are refrigerated.
That's part of the reason why they shouldn't be refrigerated. They get mealy and unappetizing more quickly.
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I don't have a radiator in my kitchen. The central heating boiler is in there but it's pretty chilly when I'm not cooking. Not freezing though. I've just finished eating some cherry tomatoes I bought about 10 days ago and kept on the counter in the kitchen. Tasted wonderful and no deterioration.

Weirdly, I find tomatoes keep fresh longer at room temp than when they are refrigerated

"I really don't have space for anything else on my kitchen counter" Window ledge? Shelf? Drawer?
Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't got a shelf or drawer that isn't full. I could probably fit a few on the window sill. I already have scallions in a glass of water on the window sill.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:36 PM   #25
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We always store tomato's on the shelf above my work station. In a paper bag if they need to be ripened faster.
They are in the dark and the room temp is usually cool.

I can get at least one week maybe more out of them.
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I wonder how long they stay fresh on the counter. I'll have to give this a try, but I really don't have space for anything else on my kitchen counter.


ATK a while back showed the difference of a tomato stored on the counter stem down for so many days, vs. those stored stem up. The difference was remarkable. The tomatoes stored stem down on the counter stayed fresher much longer than those with the stem up.
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ATK a while back showed the difference of a tomato stored on the counter stem down for so many days, vs. those stored stem up. The difference was remarkable. The tomatoes stored stem down on the counter stayed fresher much longer than those with the stem up.
Good to know.

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ATK a while back showed the difference of a tomato stored on the counter stem down for so many days, vs. those stored stem up. The difference was remarkable. The tomatoes stored stem down on the counter stayed fresher much longer than those with the stem up.
Oh shucks! Now I have to go turn all those cherry tomatoes on my counter stem down!!! See ya in a few days!
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I love tomato sandwiches on toast, but I like cold tomatoes with the warm toast. So I have to refrigerate, but I only refrigerate one at a time.
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ATK a while back showed the difference of a tomato stored on the counter stem down for so many days, vs. those stored stem up. The difference was remarkable. The tomatoes stored stem down on the counter stayed fresher much longer than those with the stem up.
I rotate mine until they get used.
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