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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kelly's Korner - To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate

Hey, All,

Man, Facebook can come up with some interesting things that kinda make you think.  And some things actually make sense!

For instance, did you know these things do not need to be refrigerated?  In fact, refrigerating some of these are actually detrimental to the flavor and texture of them.  Look at this list and let me know if you agree:

Coffee and fresh herbs:  These will absorb the other flavors and smells in your refrigerator.

Avocados, bananas and tomatoes:  These will ripen faster sitting on your counter.  In fact, the skins on bananas will turn brown faster in the refrigerator and, if you have picky kids like I do, they won't eat them.

Butter:  Put it on a covered butter dish and leave on the counter.  Not only will it spread easier, but it is not going to spoil.

Onions, Garlic and Potatoes:  Keep in a cool, dark, DRY place.  If placed in the fridge, they will start to sprout, get mushy and stink up other things in your fridge.  In the olden days, they were stored in root cellars (cool, dry, underground storage areas).

Honey:  It will crystalize in the fridge and that's no fun (you can always let the bottle sit in hot water or nuke it for a few seconds to reliquify if it does get stuck in there).

Ketchup (or Catsup lol) and mustard:  Now I'm not too sure about this one - what do you think?  Fridge or no?  All the vinegar must preserve them.

And one site I saw said to leave eggs out, too - nuh uh!  Nope, them babies is stayin' in the ol' ice box!

Do you have some strange items in your fridge?  And I'm not talking about science experiments because it hasn't been cleaned in awhile lol.

Have a great week!

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