Archive for the ‘Freezing’ Category

The Best Way to Freeze Corn on the Cob?

Most people that freeze corn do it off the cob. It takes up so much less space that way. But eating corn on the cob is fun, the kind of fun that reminds you of being a kid. So when we bought the 100+ ears from our local farmer last summer, we decided to do […]

September 23, 2014  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store  2 Comments

15 Foods You Can Freeze Easily, Pt. 2

We were talking yesterday about produce that requires little prep before freezing. Read pt. 1 here. One of the advantages I’ve found is that this allows you to set the pace as far as canning goes, and not be forced to be in the kitchen when you would rather be in the garden. For us, […]

August 19, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store  5 Comments

15 Foods You Can Freeze Easily, Pt. 1

Freezing fresh produce in general is not difficult- with some veggies you need to blanch  (immerse in boiling water for a short period of time) in order to stop the aging process, and also to retain color. Likewise there are some, fruits in particular, that either need to be dipped in a food preservation substance […]

August 18, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store  10 Comments

Blanching Veggies

Over the weekend I blanched some snow-peas for freezing. As much as Mandolin tried to keep ahead of the harvest, the peas won. As usual, I looked in my Ball Canning and Preserving Book for the blanching time. And then it hit me- I should post a list of the different veggies and how long […]

June 19, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store  One Comment

You’re Not the Boss of Me

The last thing a veggie garden should be is stressful. That being said, having a large garden designed to grow enough food to be preserved, can become just that. Especially if you’re new to gardening. Some veggies aren’t going to wait until you are ready- until the housework is done or the kids are taken […]

August 23, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store, Jonesen'  8 Comments

Freezing the Harvest

Many vegetables can be stored frozen. In most cases, the veggies should be blanched first- to not only clean and kill any microorganisms that might be present, but to also enhance the color naturally and stop the ripening process. Blanching is simply dipping in boiling water for a short period of time. It is easier […]

March 27, 2011   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store  4 Comments

Pumpkin -It Isn’t Just for Dessert Anymore

An easy way to preserve your pumpkins is to puree the flesh and freeze it. Remove the flesh from the peel and cut into chunks. Place in a saucepot with one cup of water, cover. Turn on med-high heat until you see steam, then turn down enough to keep the steam coming without boiling. When […]

October 1, 2010   Posted in: Freezing, How to Store, Recipes  13 Comments

Separation Anxiety

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I haven’t had much success growing spinach in the past. Not willing to accept defeat however, I decided to try planting some in the newly assembled (purchased for almost nothing) strawberry bed. The strawberries weren’t really using it yet, and the two do well together. Well it worked, […]

July 4, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freezing, Gardening  2 Comments