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Old 15-06-2017, 13:35   #1366
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Brain eating tomato pests, wth?!!
Not so, read up on "eosiniphilic meningitis". And, beware the lettuce out in the Pacific, unless it is hydroponically grown. Also, lettuce can carry amoebas if watered with contaminated water. In Mexico, we used to soak the lettuce in a mild potassium permanganate solution, and washed all the veggies in it. It turns them purple, but kills the bugs. There was a product there, called Elibac, "eliminate bacteria", that you could also use.

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I can't wait to try the brown paper bag thing for those veggies! Have you tried broccoli?
The best way I have found of keeping broccoli (which doesn't seem to last long whatever you do to it) is to trim a slice off the stalk and then stand it in a glass of water, like a bunch of flowers. Daily water changes and trimming of the stalk have kept it fresh for me for 4 days after buying, it might have lasted longer but I'd eaten it all by then.
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Not so, read up on "eosiniphilic meningitis". And, beware the lettuce out in the Pacific, unless it is hydroponically grown. Also, lettuce can carry amoebas if watered with contaminated water. In Mexico, we used to soak the lettuce in a mild potassium permanganate solution, and washed all the veggies in it. It turns them purple, but kills the bugs. There was a product there, called Elibac, "eliminate bacteria", that you could also use.

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I believed Sailor g, just expressing my startled reaction 😜.

Oo good advice! I'll follow up.
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Old 15-06-2017, 20:32   #1369
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Not so, read up on "eosiniphilic meningitis". And, beware the lettuce out in the Pacific, unless it is hydroponically grown. Also, lettuce can carry amoebas if watered with contaminated water. In Mexico, we used to soak the lettuce in a mild potassium permanganate solution, and washed all the veggies in it. It turns them purple, but kills the bugs. There was a product there, called Elibac, "eliminate bacteria", that you could also use.

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Could be. All I know is what the health department is saying here. They are trying to not call it an epidemic but the cases grew faster this year. So much that people don't want to eat local produce especially kale and leafy greens that make it tough to get all the crevices.

We used Microdyne (probably potassium permanganate-it turns the prettiest pink) in Mexico on most produce. I never had a problem there either. I know I don't want this one here either though so I'm being very careful with local produce.

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The best way I have found of keeping broccoli (which doesn't seem to last long whatever you do to it) is to trim a slice off the stalk and then stand it in a glass of water, like a bunch of flowers. Daily water changes and trimming of the stalk have kept it fresh for me for 4 days after buying, it might have lasted longer but I'd eaten it all by then.


Love this. I've used this for herbs but not from r broccoli. I will definitely try this! Thanks!
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Hi Sailor G! I think the only way in Hawaii is to get green toms straight from a grower. Or friend. Store bought, you've already lost precious storage days to transport and handling. Once they reach perfect ripeness and you know you can't eat them all, you have other options to salvage--sun dry, freeze, pickle, can, reduce to paste and can, dehydrate past sundried and turn into powder, transform into salsa (which can be canned or fermented for a few days).


We get the tomatoes from a farmers market but have never found green-only less red and firm. I will be happy if I can get some to last 18 days! We have lots of microfiber for cleaning, etc. It's so warm but will find a cool spot and try your method. Thank you!
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The best way I have found of keeping broccoli (which doesn't seem to last long whatever you do to it) is to trim a slice off the stalk and then stand it in a glass of water, like a bunch of flowers. Daily water changes and trimming of the stalk have kept it fresh for me for 4 days after buying, it might have lasted longer but I'd eaten it all by then.
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Store whole bunches in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge vegetable drawer. Lasts 7-10 days.

For a longer term option, broccoli may be frozen for 6-8 months, but they should be blanched first and placed in freezer safe containers.
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For me

Store whole bunches in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge vegetable drawer. Lasts 7-10 days.

For a longer term option, broccoli may be frozen for 6-8 months, but they should be blanched first and placed in freezer safe containers.
In a house?! 😉
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In a house?! 😉
You dont have a fridge on the boat?
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We get the tomatoes from a farmers market but have never found green-only less red and firm. I will be happy if I can get some to last 18 days! We have lots of microfiber for cleaning, etc. It's so warm but will find a cool spot and try your method. Thank you!
It really only works with green toms, I'm afraid. I meant either asking a grower to pick you green ones, or picking your own from a friend's/upick/farm/whatever. You'll get better life from SWL and my storage tips, but max life you need green toms. Best of luck!
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You dont have a fridge on the boat?
Not one big enough for a vegetable drawer!

Ours is only 60 litres capacity so any way of storing fresh produce out of the fridge is very important if we want a cool g&t at the end of the day (and cheese and meat!)
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Not one big enough for a vegetable drawer!

Ours is only 60 litres capacity so any way of storing fresh produce out of the fridge is very important if we want a cool g&t at the end of the day (and cheese and meat!)
LOL

just put in a plastic bag inside in a plastic box with holes in the lid.

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just put in a plastic bag inside in a plastic box with holes in the lid.

Not possible, it really is the tiniest little fridge imaginable. But it works incredibly well since we changed the compressor and added a keel cooler - there's always ice for the g&t!

I've removed a couple of packs of veg to take this pic.
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Not possible, it really is the tiniest little fridge imaginable. But it works incredibly well since we changed the compressor and added a keel cooler - there's always ice for the g&t!

I've removed a couple of packs of veg to take this pic.
Yep... fridges on some boats leave a lot to be desired..
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Fridges can be a real limiting factor in meal planning. Our boat had a big top loading fridge (though a door could access lower level) & freezer. The boat we are on is a European build and the fridge is small and freezer smaller. It will hold ice though when we leave for the mainland, food replaces the ice. I guess it is made for going harbor to harbor where you shop more often. (?)
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