Tuesday, 26 October 2010
There are several ways of storing tomatoes for later use. If you pick one and are unable to use it right away, it can usually be kept a few days before use. The best way of keeping these is to store the them in a cool, dark place, preferably a cellar or cold shed. However, this is not always possible and a refrigerator is the next best thing. The important thing about storing fruits and vegetables is that they should not touch one another and that air should be able circulate around them. Tomatoes can be frozen but then they can only be used in cooked dishes as they lose their firmness. Another traditional way to store tomatoes, frequently used by Italian's, is to make sun-dried tomatoes. These can be preserved in olive oil for future use.