Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tips from Tish: Storing Fall Vegetables


Fall vegetables can be stored for long periods of time, if handled properly.
Good choices are: potatoes, onions, carrots, winter squash, cabbage family, etc.

Rules for storing:
- do not wash - gently brush off obvious dirt
- keep in a cool, dark, dry, well ventilated place
- place in a breathable container: woven basket, paper bag etc.
- place the container on a rack or in some way provide ventilation underneath

As you use the vegetables, choose the ones that show signs of changing - firmness or color changes. Check the remaining items to be sure none are spoiling
(particularly the ones on the bottom).

Apples spoil at house temperatures. They will keep much longer in the refrigerator or a cold basement or garage.