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    I'm not going to have a kitchen in my accomodation at uni. What food, such as cookies, can I keep safely without refrigeration and for how long?
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    Nothing like milk, cheese, meat, yoghurts etc will survive long without refrigeration, so I'd stay away from them. I wouldn't normally keep cookies in the fridge and unless they're fresh ones generally they last as long as it takes me to eat them. Some fruit and veg is fine out of the fridge; others needs to be eaten within a few days.

    Is it possible to get a mini-fridge for your room?
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    is long life milk the same, i thought you could get away without fridging it.

    Id buy a mini fridge you can get them for 20 pounds, enough to stick some cheese and a pint of milk in.
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    Anything in cans lasts for ages, not the greatest food but long lasting!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Nothing like milk, cheese, meat, yoghurts etc will survive long without refrigeration, so I'd stay away from them. I wouldn't normally keep cookies in the fridge and unless they're fresh ones generally they last as long as it takes me to eat them. Some fruit and veg is fine out of the fridge; others needs to be eaten within a few days.

    Is it possible to get a mini-fridge for your room?
    Thanxs. No, i can't have a minifridge. What fruits can be kept out of the firdge?
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    we dont keep any fruit in the fridge so everything should be ok on the fruit front..although might not last as long as refridgerated, i dont know.
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    I hated my kitchen at uni and didn't go in there for the first three months. Mostly ate fresh crusty bread, beans, sweetcorn, bananas, clementines and tinned pineapple. Just one thing - if you don't have a cooker/microwave either, DO NOT EAT macaroni cheese out of a can... it's DISGUSTING and made me ill for a week!

    Where are you staying that you don't have a kitchen??
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    (Original post by AMathStudent)
    I hated my kitchen at uni and didn't go in there for the first three months. Mostly ate fresh crusty bread, beans, sweetcorn, bananas, clementines and tinned pineapple. Just one thing - if you don't have a cooker/microwave either, DO NOT EAT macaroni cheese out of a can... it's DISGUSTING and made me ill for a week!

    Where are you staying that you don't have a kitchen??
    Thanks, those are good ideas.
    I just thought almonds and the like (are they too expensive in London?)
    I'm satying at a postgrad hall form the Uni of London. It's not catered and it doesn't have a kitchen. It has a restaurant which is subsidized by rent, hope it has reasonable prices...
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    Buy fruit in small quantities, and it will be fine out of the fridge. Fruit doesn't last very long wherever you put it, so just buy a few bits and re-stock when you've scoffed them.

    In my first year at uni, we had to go into the basement to use the communal fridge. I ended up storing my milk on the window ledge (outside), which was quite effective (only in cold weather, of course). Put it in a bag and tie to something to avoid fall-off disasters.
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    (Original post by anabelle)
    Thanks, those are good ideas.
    I just thought almonds and the like (are they too expensive in London?)
    I'm satying at a postgrad hall form the Uni of London. It's not catered and it doesn't have a kitchen. It has a restaurant which is subsidized by rent, hope it has reasonable prices...
    You don't need to keep nuts in the fridge - just dairy products and anything you'd get from the chilled section in a supermarket.
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    (Original post by anabelle)
    I'm not going to have a kitchen in my accomodation at uni. What food, such as cookies, can I keep safely without refrigeration and for how long?
    we dont have a fridge AT HOME!!!!!

    you can keep tinned stuff- great- a meal in a can. as a student i recommend tesco red kidney beans (mmm, with vinegar or chilli powder) or tesco value rice pudding,tinned fruit n veg.

    you can keep dried stuff like fruits/raisins/tomatoes, nuts, chocs etc. you can keep pasta uncooked. also, cook surplus of stuff then cover it down, will keep for 2 days.

    NEVER keep meat/egg/dairy stuff
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    (Original post by missjelly)
    we dont have a fridge AT HOME!!!!!
    :eek:

    I feel for you
 
 
 
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