A tip to forestall the fuzzy berry issue: after buying and before storing berries, rinse them in cold water and then give them a short vinegar bath. Use 1 part cider vinegar to 10 parts cold water, dump the berries in and let them play for a minute or two before pulling them out. Drain in a colander for a few minutes and then store in the fridge. This should prolong their life quite significantly. It's a tiny bit of a pain but nothing compared to finding an expensive bunch of berries wearing fuzzy green coats just when you were all ready for one. Works for all kinds of berries.
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Wow. I guess that kind of makes sense - you're essentially disinfecting the berries. Smart!
Cheri, do you rinse the berries after the cider vinegar/water bath?
Flora - I don't but you could if you wanted. There is really no need. The vinegar solution is dilute enough that there is no taste of it on the fruit.
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