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    Posted on February 4th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Some vegetables and fruits taste better if you don’t refrigerate them. Here is the list.
    Potatoes – Starch breaks down when stored in the fridge, which will result in loss of flavor. Store a cool kitchen cubbard or under the sink. A garage is also cool enough, but the potatoes should not freeeze. Potatoes need to ‘breath’ so don’t put them in a tight plastic bag.
    Cucumbers – The cold air from the fridge ruins flavor, you can chill several hours before serving.
    Tomatoes – They loose flavor in the fridge, after they are ripe they can be stored in the fridge for a short amount of time.

    Onions – store in a cool dry place
    Apples – 50 degrees is best, apples absorb other flavors, and shouldn’t be stored with onions, garlic, califlower or potatoes.

    Pumpkins – store in a cool dry place, can be stored for 2-3 months. Make sure 2″ stem is intact.
    Squash – store in a cool dry place, can be stored for 4-5 months. Make sure 2″ stem is intact.
    Acorn squash – store in a cool dry place, can be stored for 4-8 weeks. Make sure 1″ stem is intact.
    NOTE: When harvesting squash and pumpkins, leave the stem intact. Without the stem, decaying will begin immediately and long storage is not possible.

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