Terrific Tomato Tidbits August 21 2016

As many of you probably know, tomatoes are technically a fruit.  Though we treat them like a vegetable in many ways, storage should not be one of them.

Organic, Local Tomatoes are used in Broomfield's Back to Basics Kitchen's real food dishes.

To maintain the best flavor, never refrigerate a tomato. Tomatoes (and fruits including peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots) continue ripening after picking. Chilling puts the breaks on ripening and also damages the enzymes that create flavor.

Ideally, keep them in your fruit bowl on the counter and use them as soon as they are ripe. (Some fruits, like apples, pears and melons, do ok in the fridge after fully ripening.)

Also, don't wash fruit until you're ready to use it. This will help prevent molding the moisture from washing can encourage.

Find these and many more useful tips in How to Read a French Fry.