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Old 03-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #31
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We have had to compromise, tomatoes in the fridge are for Shrek, the ones left on the counter are mine.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:17 PM   #32
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Since my Mom forbade me to refrigerate the tomatoes we would bring in from the garden, I've never refrigerated any standard-size tomatoes (Roma and larger). However, I've always put grape or cherry tomatoes from the store into the fridge and there really doesn't seem to be a change in flavor or texture. Does this mean they aren't really from the tomato family? Or have they been hybridized to death? That would kinda freak me out...
As a child, we would go into the garden and pick whatever was ripe. Be it string beans, corn, or tomatoes. We never had to go in for lunch. We ate lunch right from the garden. For carrots and other veggies grown in the dirt, there was always the garden hose to wash them first and for a drink anytime we got thirsty. I can still taste those tomatoes. Looking back, we were doing my mother a favor. Less tomatoes for her to fuss with for canning.
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:18 PM   #33
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As a child, we would go into the garden and pick whatever was ripe. Be it string beans, corn, or tomatoes. We never had to go in for lunch. We ate lunch right from the garden. For carrots and other veggies grown in the dirt, there was always the garden hose to wash them first and for a drink anytime we got thirsty. I can still taste those tomatoes. Looking back, we were doing my mother a favor. Less tomatoes for her to fuss with for canning.
I like salt on my tomatoes, so I had to go into the garden with a salt shaker.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:34 PM   #34
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As a child, we would go into the garden and pick whatever was ripe. Be it string beans, corn, or tomatoes. We never had to go in for lunch. We ate lunch right from the garden. For carrots and other veggies grown in the dirt, there was always the garden hose to wash them first and for a drink anytime we got thirsty. I can still taste those tomatoes. Looking back, we were doing my mother a favor. Less tomatoes for her to fuss with for canning.
Wow, as a kid, the last thing I wanted to eat was vegetables. Today I love most all veggies. But as a kid, I hated them.
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:52 PM   #35
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As a child, we would go into the garden and pick whatever was ripe. Be it string beans, corn, or tomatoes. We never had to go in for lunch. We ate lunch right from the garden. For carrots and other veggies grown in the dirt, there was always the garden hose to wash them first and for a drink anytime we got thirsty. I can still taste those tomatoes. Looking back, we were doing my mother a favor. Less tomatoes for her to fuss with for canning.
That's what I did also, salt shaker in hand. Back then it was safe to use the water from the hose---- at least none of us got sick or died from it.

Radishes----- I would eat them by the dozens---- big ol' honking ones that were hot (the way I like them). Now, the radishes I buy in the markets have had the heat bred out of them! They're so insipid I barely know I'm eating a radish.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:40 PM   #36
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That's what I did also, salt shaker in hand. Back then it was safe to use the water from the hose---- at least none of us got sick or died from it.

Radishes----- I would eat them by the dozens---- big ol' honking ones that were hot (the way I like them). Now, the radishes I buy in the markets have had the heat bred out of them! They're so insipid I barely know I'm eating a radish.
Whenever I make a salad, I always include radishes. So many people are surprised by that. They never think of them as a salad additive. Yet I always hear, "Oh I just love radishes!" So why aren't they buying them? Right now I have two large bags of them. I will be tossing a few in the small FP for an addition to cole slaw.
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Whenever I make a salad, I always include radishes. So many people are surprised by that. They never think of them as a salad additive. Yet I always hear, "Oh I just love radishes!" So why aren't they buying them? Right now I have two large bags of them. I will be tossing a few in the small FP for an addition to cole slaw.
Radishes in cole slaw - good idea.

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Radishes in cole slaw - good idea.

It give the slaw a nice unexpected kick.
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I used to put them in there until I watched Rachel ray and she said not to. I have not since then.
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I've just given it try, not putting the tomatoes in the fridge. They are keeping a lot longer. Next I will buy some tomatoes on the vine and put one in the fridge to compare with the ones that aren't in the fridge.
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