i live in a condo, so no cellar, but i keep onions and garlic at "room temp" for quite awhile. spuds keep too, but it seems to vary greatly with those. i do keep them in loose paper, no plastic, in the dark.
i do keep my place on the colder side too, lol.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway