Sure, the dehydrated version of normal fruit doesn’t spoil as quickly as its more moisture-filled compatriots, but by placing wrinkly prunes, pears, figs and peaches in your fridge can maintain their bumpiness for up to six months.
Sure, some wine connoisseurs poo-poo the idea of cooling your Cabernet before you drink, but Wine Spectator’s ‘Ask Dr Vinny’ says that most red wines are drunk too warm. “I personally enjoy my reds with a slight chill on them…the equivalent of about 30 minutes in the fridge.”
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Sir Isaac Newton’s favourite fruit can keep the doctor away, whereas only you can prolong the life of your Pink Ladies by tossing them in the fridge – rather than tastefully arranging them in a bowl atop your kitchen bench – thus increasing their eat-by-date by upwards of a week.