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How can I prolong the shelf life of a tomato? from America's Test Kitchens
Storing a tomato with its stem end facing down can prolong shelf life. "To test this theory, we placed one batch of tomatoes stem-end up and another stem-end down and stored them at room temperature. A week later, nearly all the stem-down tomatoes remained in perfect condition, while the stem-up tomatoes had shriveled and started to mold."
"Placing a tomato stem-end down blocks air from entering and moisture from exiting the scar. To confirm this theory, we ran another test, this time comparing tomatoes stored stem-end down with another batch stored stem-end up, but with a piece of tape sealing off their scars." It worked.
what you need......Chenille stems / Buttons / Mini googly / eyes Glue
Bend the end of a chenille stem so the buttons don't fall off. Hand the stem and a pile of buttons to your child. He/she will know what to do! I was surprised myself! After the "body" is done, bend the rest of the chenille stem to make the head. Make a loop around the bottom to form a mouth. Glue
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