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cbertsch
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My Latest Discovery
Maybe you already know this. It seems rather obvious, now that I've made the realization. But I'll share with you regardless. You know those plastic containers with the slits in them, the ones in which berries are sold? Well, if you turn them on their side -- vertically, that is -- in the refrigerator, the items within will last longer and are less likely to mold. Makes sense, right? Still, it had never occurred to me until I accidentally left some raspberries in that position and was shocked to discover that they were still edible several days later.

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lunarcamel From: lunarcamel Date: October 4th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

revelation

Wow. I had no earthly idea. My berries and I thank you!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 4th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: revelation

I guess it's just because there is far less of the berries' surface area sitting in the pooled moisture at the bottom of the container. Maybe the air flow through the slits is better in that position too. I wish I'd thought of it before discovering it.
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 4th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I never realized that for sure. Well done!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 4th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It must be that the moisture doesn't collect. The pad on the bottom was dry instead of soaking when I pulled it out.
flw From: flw Date: October 4th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

surprise

That's far from obvious. That is well thought out. I love the tags for this post.

I am surprised by the number of little things that I discover and keep discovering. Like... I've been shaving for 23 or 24 years, but I still find things out from time to time.

Same goes for food. You'd think we'd've all mastered food by now.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 4th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: surprise

Well, cooking is chemistry. Or alchemy. Or a combination of the two. So I'm not surprised that I keep learning things. What surprises me is when I pay attention enough to notice that I've learned them and make a note not to forget what I've learned!
flw From: flw Date: October 4th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: surprise

All I am saying is... don't downgrade your discoveries. That is a legitimate discovery. Most people who make it to thirty have a routine and they stick to it. The fact that you continue to explore, question, and improvise is admirable.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 4th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: surprise

Thanks. Now if you'll pass on some of those shaving tips. . . :-)
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