My husband like his ketchup in the cupboard and I like it in the fridge.  Who’s right?  Most of the time it’s me, but he wins this time. (only ’cause I let him)

Turns out ketchup is perfectly fine in the cupboard along with every other condiment in the history of time.

Heinz Ketchup

2. Coffee

Put coffee in the fridge to keep it fresh they’ll tell you.  Well that’s a lie. Coffee will absorb whatever is around it, including those smelly veg.

Paradise.. -

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes lose their flavour when stored in the fridge, as it stalls the ripening process which makes them so juicy.

home-grown tomatoes

4. Honey

Honey never goes bad.  It will stay good until the end of time, but putting it in the fridge can cause it to crystallise.


5. Avocado

Heat makes avocados ripe. So if you’re wondering why it takes your two weeks to get soft, you’re likely putting them in the fridge. The same goes for a banana.


6. Bread

Bread gets chewy like gum in the fridge and that’s just nasty.

Fridge 2

7. Fresh Herbs

Rather than putting your herbs in the fridge to absorb all the smells in there, wrap them in a paper towel and leave them on a counter.  Better yet, create a small herb garden in your home and allow them to remain in their natural state.


8. Butter

My grandmother always kept her butter in a dish in the middle of the table.  I don’t know why we started putting it in the fridge.


9. Onions

Your onions will dry out and get mushy when put in the fridge.  Get a small bowl and put them there.  If you’re going to refrigerate your onions, make sure to put them in the drawers at the bottom of your fridge.


10. Garlic

Garlic sprouts grow quicker in colder temperatures and just like onions they’ll get mouldy and mushy in the fridge.


11. Eggs

Just like butter, eggs are not stored in the refrigerator at grocery stores and are best at room temperature.

Eggs so Fresh

Cynthia Mendoza

Hello. Welcome to a blog for Black moms looking to thrive while raising kids in this hectic world and the headquarters for Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a Pittsburgh support group for Black moms. Here I write about raising my three boys, living in and loving Pittsburgh, dating my husband, gardening and all kinds of other stuff. Thanks for visiting. Stay long & come often!

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