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Old 12-06-2008, 10:50 PM posted to rec.food.preserving,rec.food.cooking
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Default preserving vegetables for the short term

Strawberries are difficult. *Under the best circumstances they won't
last
very long. *Handle them as little as possible, make sure they don't
get water trapped between them and their container. *Frankly, I
wash and hull mine, soak them briefly in water acidulated with lemon
juice, put them into a plastic bowl with a paper towel at the bottom
and
eat them quickly.

Cindy Hamilton


Strawberries last longest if they are not washed until right before
using, and then dried as much as possible. Raspberries shouldn't be
washed at all- just dump them out of their container onto a paper
towel so any crawly things can just crawl away! I know raspberries
weren't asked about, but thought someone might find that info handy as
tis the season (somewhere).