Kitchen Hints #13

10 Foods You Should Never Refrigerate


Some of these may seem like a no-brainer (or a no-shitter), but it’s surprising how ignorant many are about these simple little food hints. Print this out and keep it nearby or taped inside a cupboard in your kitchen.

1. Onions
The moisture of the reefer will eventually turn onions soft and moldy. Keep them in a cool, dry place instead. But don’t put them near potatoes. When stored together, both deteriorate faster.tomato
2. Coffee
Leaving coffee beans or grounds in the fridge will make them lose their flavor an even take on the flavor of foods around them. Store large quantities in the freezer, and smaller amounts in a cool, dark place.
3. Olive Oil
Storing olive oil in the fridge will make it condense and turn into a harder, butter-like consistency. That’s a no-shitter…
4. Basil
It’s better to keep basil sitting out in a fresh cup of water, like cut flowers. It wilts faster in the reefer and absorbs the smells of all the food around it.
5. Honey
Honey will stay good practically forever if you keep it tightly sealed at room temperature.
6. Garlic
Garlic will start to sprout in the fridge eventually. It may also get rubbery and moldy, so it’s best to keep in a cool, dry place.
7. Bread
The refrigerator will dry out your bread quickly. Unless it’s sliced sandwich bread that you plan on using in the next few days, keep it in the freezer or on the counter instead.
8. Avocados
Trying to ripen your avocados? Definitely don’t put them in the fridge. However, if they’re already ripe, it’s ok to keep them in the reefer.
9. Potatoes
Keeping potatoes in the fridge will make them sweet and gritty, since the cold environment turns their starch into sugar more quickly. Store them in a paper bag in a cool – but not cold – place.
10. Tomatoes
Tomatoes lose all their flavor in the fridge because the cold air stops the ripening process. Refrigeration also changes their texture.

For a printed copy of this list CLICK HERE.

Yours in craftyness,

Annie

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