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Old 05-02-2016, 02:57 PM   #11
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Some may disagree, but I keep my onions and garlic in the vegetable drawer in the fridge. They still retain their flavor.
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Old 05-02-2016, 03:12 PM   #12
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I keep my regular yellow onions in the basement, in the same general area as my potatoes but not in the same bin. However, the "sweet" onions like Vidalia, OSO Sweet, red onions, and such are kept in the veggie drawer in the fridge. Garlic is in a basket near the cooking area. I go through it quickly enough that I don't really have to worry about storage.

BTW, does anyone have a spare four cloves they can pass to me? I thought I had enough fresh for cooking this week, but nope. Granulated to the rescue!
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Before I retired, I was a professional free-lance registered specialist interpreter and a member of the Institute of Linguists, professional. I used to do work for an importer of potatoes which, ultimately, were destinated for crisping. They kept massive sack containers of potatoes in a controlled environment of no more than 15 Centigrade and in a controlled lighted system of ultra-violet. Having learned from that, I now always keep my spuds in the semi- dark and in a very cool but not lower than 10 C environment, on their own without contact with any other item or vegetable. It works like a dream, and it's easy. I found a cool place, well aired, put a slatted cupboard in to control the light, (I used pallets) and my spuds are always ok. The temperature must be constant as well as the level of light (very little) and the humidity also. My spuds are in the cellar. Ideal. Don't put them in the fridge. A cool hidey-hole is better.

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Old 05-02-2016, 03:57 PM   #14
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I have never put onions, garlic or potatoes in the fridge.
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I have never put onions, garlic or potatoes in the fridge.
Nope, me either. If I only use part of an onion, then I put the left over portion in the fridge, but whole onions don't need refrigeration.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:31 PM   #16
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Nope, me either. If I only use part of an onion, then I put the left over portion in the fridge, but whole onions don't need refrigeration.
Right. I do refrigerate parts of onions. And when onions and garlic sprout, I plant them in the garden
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:33 PM   #17
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BTW, does anyone have a spare four cloves they can pass to me? I thought I had enough fresh for cooking this week, but nope. Granulated to the rescue!
I do, but I can't reeeeeeeeach!

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