Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Better Home Cooking Basics: #63 Store Cucumbers at Room Temperature

Today's tip is to store cucumbers at room temperature. I never knew this. I always kept mine in the fridge but apparently I'm doing it all wrong (according to Cooking Light magazine). Evidently  cucumbers develop pits outside & wateriness inside when chilled below 50 degrees. To prevent this from happening store your cucumbers in a cool place on your kitchen counter. Also, be mindful & store them away from tomatoes, melons & bananas. Turns out cukes are sensitive to the ethylene gas these fruits & veggies emit.

I learned so many life lessons today.  Is anyone else running out of counter space these days?

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  1. very nice tips, thanks for share ^^