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Old 05-14-2015, 01:51 AM   #23101
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It says it's to help absorb the moisture and that you should be sure to close the vents.
Huh. Mine are in a vented veggie bin, naked. Sometimes I'll have one way in the back that has been there a couple of months. Never a problem. Maybe that Vidalia grower has stock in Bounty towels!
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:33 AM   #23102
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I don't buy them by the bag, but I always have a few in the veggie bin. I've never wrapped each in a paper towel. Why would they say to do that? Is it to keep them warm? Mine never go bad.
I only buy a couple of them at a time. I try to find nice big flat ones. Living alone, I only use a half one at a time. I put the other half in the fridge, wrapped in plastic wrap and then placed in a zippy bag. I do get a lot of mileage from even one. But when I do get them home, no, they don't go in the fridge.

My girlfriend used to send me a small crate. But I would only make it through 3/4 of the crate and then they would start to go on me. So I reluctantly had to tell her to stop. But I still send her a Parm and Romano piece from a wheel at my supermarket. She cannot find an import of either one in Atlanta. And I was with her when we went to several stores looking for it. She even asked the manager in a couple of stores. So I promised I would keep her in her favorite cheeses. I have to laugh. When she has friends over, she loves to pull out her chunk of cheese with a grater and let them grate their own. And sure enough, (she tells me) they always check the rind to see if it has the stamp on it. "Where did you find this?" "Oh I have friends in high places," is her usual response.

Nance tells me that the Valdalia is the same price if not higher in Atlanta as it is here. When ever I am sending her the cheese, I wrap it in the weekly flyer of Market Basket. It breaks her heart to see the prices I pay.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:54 AM   #23103
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Our potatoes and onions are kept in vented bins under the kitchen counter. They do fine. We buy 10lb of potatoes and 2-3 lb onions at a time, but we use a lot for just 2 people. I eat a lot of onions every day. They are very good for you.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:16 AM   #23104
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Needs exterior paint, will have to find out how to treat stucco. The front I will be able to paint, thinking of a pale green or lilac color.

As for the laundry room...I really hate laundry.

I think that after awhile, you'll discover you don't hate laundry so much. You put a load on to wash and go about your business. Taken in little bites like that will be a distraction, but it sure beats packing up a ton of laundry and having to cart it to a laundromat. I admit it's easier getting it all washed and dried at a laundromat takes less time using multiple machines, but then you have a huge pile to fold.

Maybe Shrek will take over some of the burden for you? XOXOX
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:38 PM   #23105
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I think that after awhile, you'll discover you don't hate laundry so much. You put a load on to wash and go about your business. Taken in little bites like that will be a distraction, but it sure beats packing up a ton of laundry and having to cart it to a laundromat. I admit it's easier getting it all washed and dried at a laundromat takes less time using multiple machines, but then you have a huge pile to fold.

Maybe Shrek will take over some of the burden for you? XOXOX
Just think of not having to lug that basket of laundry in and out of the car in the freezing cold of winter over snow banks.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:40 PM   #23106
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Our potatoes and onions are kept in vented bins under the kitchen counter. They do fine. We buy 10lb of potatoes and 2-3 lb onions at a time, but we use a lot for just 2 people. I eat a lot of onions every day. They are very good for you.
Thanks for the reminder Carol. I have a half of Vidalia in the fridge. Sautéed with some scrambled eggs sounds like a perfect light meal for today.
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I think that after awhile, you'll discover you don't hate laundry so much. You put a load on to wash and go about your business. Taken in little bites like that will be a distraction, but it sure beats packing up a ton of laundry and having to cart it to a laundromat. I admit it's easier getting it all washed and dried at a laundromat takes less time using multiple machines, but then you have a huge pile to fold.

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Just think of not having to lug that basket of laundry in and out of the car in the freezing cold of winter over snow banks.
Never has bothered me, even when I lived where it snowed.

I'm getting a clothes line put up, a dryer rack in the basement and hoping for the best. I will still hate laundry, not sure that personality trait can be erased.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:06 PM   #23108
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Making rhubarb sauce. The neighbor is gone, and has given me permission to harvest from his prolific rhubarb patch. I have my own little rhubarb patch, but it's not nearly as big.

I really was tempted to wear a rhubarb leaf as a hat.
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Making rhubarb sauce. The neighbor is gone, and has given me permission to harvest from his prolific rhubarb patch. I have my own little rhubarb patch, but it's not nearly as big.

I really was tempted to wear a rhubarb leaf as a hat.
Just finished eating a jar of rhubarb jam this afternoon. DH loves putting it on his ice cream. I made 6 jars the other day.
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:56 PM   #23110
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Just finished eating a jar of rhubarb jam this afternoon. DH loves putting it on his ice cream. I made 6 jars the other day.

Rhubarb really is a treasure, isn't it? I grew up with it. A friend who lives south of the border can't get it. I'll have to bring her more rhubarb jam.
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