My goal was by the end of the summer I wanted to fill our mini freezer downstairs with things from the garden that we have harvested and frozen.
So far, we are doing pretty good!
I have frozen a ton of stuff and I am hoping it will hold us over for Winter. I guess we will see!
List of things we have frozen:
I researched what the best ways were to freeze things and of course was overwhelmed with the millions of things out there. I experimented a bit. With the Beans I par boiled some of them, and some I didn’t. Same with the Snowpeas and Broccoli. I’ll update everyone when the time comes.
With things like corn, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and peppers the key is to spread them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer until they are frozen, then, scrap them off and pour them into a freezer bag or container and then freeze. This makes it so they don’t all freeze together in one large block (seriously who hasn’t done the ‘ole throw it violently on the ground to break of a chunk?), this is especially helpful if you wash them first. There isn’t a surefire way you will get every drop of moisture off and you bet your butt they will freeze into one delicious but hard to get at block.
Of the things needed to be laid out several have to be prepped first. Strawberries need the tops cut off, corn needs to be removed from the cob and peppers need to have the insides removed and be cut into either strips or diced. This makes your life 110% easier for the future when you want to use them. You’re welcome future self.
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