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8/31/10 8:30 A

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Thanks!!! I saw "tomato", was tired, and in a hurry! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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8/31/10 7:00 A

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I was at Whole Foods couple days ago & noticed they place their heirloom organic (expensive and very easily damaged) tomatoes stem down! So they knew this trick too, obviously.

I don't dehydrate, sorry.

Isn't there a thread for that? I think so. Alot of people dehydrate on this team so I'm sure you'll get an answer.

Or look for the thread.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA's Photo LITTLEFARMMOMMA Posts: 12,046
8/30/10 10:07 P

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Does anyone dehydrate them? Can you tell me how? emoticon



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CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,803
8/27/10 6:34 P

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Never heard of that, thanks.

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8/27/10 5:23 P

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Great info. Thanks!

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8/27/10 3:36 P

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Thank you for this post. I store my tomatoes side by side, not touching, and not in the refrigerator. I had a friend who put hers in the refrigerator, and would say your tomatoes always taste so much better. I read this article in Eating Well Mag. a long time ago.This is for eating in a few days, not long term storage.
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JET150's Photo JET150 Posts: 8,334
8/27/10 2:17 P

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Actually we tend to keep them in a basket on top of the breadbox. We used to keep them on the windowsill.

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POSITVEGRRRL's Photo POSITVEGRRRL Posts: 1,597
8/27/10 2:01 P

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I know people like to have their tomatoes sitting on the window sill BUT that's not the best way to store or ripen them. Either ripe or not, a cool, well ventilated place is best. Window sills can get mighty warm! If not ripe yet, keeping them in the dark will ripen them...not the sunny window sill.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA's Photo LITTLEFARMMOMMA Posts: 12,046
8/27/10 1:47 P

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That is great to know! Thank you for sharing that! emoticon



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8/27/10 1:36 P

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Thank you! I honestly never knew why we keep them upside down on the windowsill. I'm thinking maybe I thought they'd be less likely to roll off that way...
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POSITVEGRRRL's Photo POSITVEGRRRL Posts: 1,597
8/27/10 1:15 P

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from Americas Test Kitchens.

"Storing a tomato with its stem end facing down can prolong shelf life! The scar left on the tomato skin where the stem once grew provides both an escape for moisture and an entry point for mold and bacteria. Placing a tomato stem-end down blocks air from entering and moisture from exiting the scar. You can also use a piece of tape to seal off their scars. The taped, stem-end-up tomatoes survive just as well as those stored stem-end-down."

Also, a repeat from a prior post:

To ripen green tomatoes, store in a cool, airy place. I use my basement shelf. Cover with newspaper so the tomatoes are kept in the dark. Based on the article above, be sure to store them stem side down!

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