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Fresh Fruit Storage

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Fresh Fruit Storage

sivyaleah | Jul 30, 2006 03:24 PM

So, it's summer and the fruit at the greenmarket is gorgeous and ripe. We bring peaches home, perfect and most are ready to eat, or on the verge. Natural inclination is to put them in a large bowl and have them on the countertop, at room temperature, right?

Problem is, it's summer and fruit flies abound. Even though our home is nicely air conditioned, we've been seeing those pesky flies. I'm getting kind of grossed out by it, knowing that they are, of course, landing on said ripe fruit and most likely feasting themselves on it, let alone doing other things I prefer to not think about.

I would prefer to put the fruit into the fridge but my husband is having none of it. He says the fridge is going to ruin the flavor of the peaches (or whatever other fruit it happens to be). I disagree with this. I say it if anything, it will help preserve the fruit for a day or two. If he doesn't like eating cold fruit, he can always take it out of the fridge bring it to room temp before eating. I find the fruit is going bad too fast being left on the counter - there is only two of us at home and we can only eat just so much fruit, you know?

So, in order to appease his desire for warm ripe fruit and my desire for bug-free fruit, is there any way to cover them up? I don't think keeping them in a bag is the solution, after all, they are ripe already. Any ideas?

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