I Throw Away So Much Fruit

A family gathering here Saturday meant preparing lots of healthy food for the all-day nibbling while kibitzing. I always make a fruit bowl of some kind and Saturday I had strawberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe. I HATE really cold fruit so I let it sit on the counter a bit before serving it. Then it went back in the fridge at the end of the day. Then out again Sunday morning then back in Sunday afternoon. This morning the fruit is inedible and stinky, rotten smelling. I don’t know if it is a matter of setting it to room temp and refrigerating it again or some chemical reaction among these particular three fruit. 

In any event, it’s such a waste of good fruit, and money! Ugh. 

4 thoughts on “I Throw Away So Much Fruit

  1. At least it was good while you needed it and it got eaten. I throw away so much fruit that never ripens correctly or is just not flavorful. But you’ve blogged about it before.
    I did get some great peaches from Whole Foods, best all season!

    1. I think it’s the watermelon that spoils the other fruit. It has so much water content that it sogs the strawberries.
      I had great TOMATOES this weekend. Peaches are still meh.

      1. this sounds crazy and labor-intensive but the last fruit bowl i made i separated the different fruits into ziplock baggies before i put it away.it lasted for days. And when I buy strawberries in plastic containers i lay a paper towel on top and flip it over to store, so the berries on the bottom, getting squishy, are now on top, and moisture/juice gets absorbed by the towel. Bibi

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