Ok, I consulted this list about how to properly store vegetables, and I followed the instructions, but it hasn't worked! It seems like I pick the prettiest, greenest basil at the store, and as soon as I bring it home, it starts turning brown, and quickly devolves into a science experiement. Then all I want is basil and I can't have it!
I've found that tomatoes do seem to last longer when I put them in the crisper, but the list says not to do that because it makes them mealy and flavorless. So now I'm down to: do I want to throw away rotten tomatoes, or eat mealy ones? I'm so torn and so sick of wasting these delicious foods that comprise 1/2 of my favorite breakfast (fried egg with basil and tomato on a bun). Help!