Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fresh Tomato Storage


These were all on the same vine, but the tomato on the left somehow wound up in the refrigerator.  As you can see, refrigeration produces a wrinkled up tomato beginning to decay at the stem end. 

The last while has been busy, busy with The Baby Violinists, my getting to utilize The Canadian Health Care System (Bow Down and Kiss the Earth), Mother's Day and general catching up.  Yesterday, Decadent Housewife got to weed her big old messy garden while wearing a winter coat.  Today I need a fan.  When I came in to make lunch, I found that sorry tomato and thought the wolves could use a reminder on what not to do to a fresh tomato.   Keep tomatoes at room temperature and they will last longer.


Patricia Hunter said...

I have to keep my tomatoes in the toaster oven because one of our cats LOVES tomatoes and will destroy it in seconds if I leave it on the counter.

Those tomatoes of yours look so good. I can eat them like an apple.

Julia said...

Interesting, I agree tomatoes belongs on the counter. They loose flavor quickly if put in the fridge. Home grown ripe tomatoes are so much tastier than bought tomatoes.


Melanie said...

Yes, the refrigerator is not kind to tomatoes! Wow, weeding in a winter coat! Not something that I have had to do here!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness. Not refrigerating tomatoes really does make a difference! Wowsers.

Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog! Nice to have you stop by . Susan

Katrina Blanchalle said...

They taste better at room temperature too!
We have to work the timing on our tomatoes pretty carefully. With our 100-degree temperatures, the house gets to about 80 during the day. Can't afford to run the A/C non-stop!) Tomatoes on the counter don't last long in that condition either, so we have to estimate how many we can eat in 1 - 2 days.