Monday, August 31, 2009

Storing Tomatoes

You're not supposed to store tomatoes in the refrigerator. They're supposed to sit on the counter. If they ripen and you put them in the fridge to keep from over-ripening, the texture and taste changes.

So when you get up on an AUGUST MORNING and it's all of 45° outside, what does that do to the tomatoes???


  1. I've never followed the no-tomato-in-ref. rule. I'm not enough of a tomato-snob to notice the difference. :)

  2. Makes them taste a little different.
    I don't always eat a whole tomato at once, so I frequently cut half off and leave the other half in the fridge. It's slightly more spongy, but it still has better texture than canned tomatoes.

  3. Our tomatoes have done terrible this year! I have 14 plants...I thought I would be swimming up to my eyeballs in red, ripe, juicy tomatoes in August. I have 3 on my counter right now. The plants are all starting to die. I'll be lucky if I put away a couple quarts before it freezes.