Thursday, October 21, 2010

Flash Freezing

We had a CSA this summer which meant a lot of fruits and vegetables.  After wasting too much I've been trying to be more conscientious about freezing the food before it went bad.  I would only do a few fruits or veggies a day so it made it a more manageable time and space wise.  We had a plethora of peaches, but skinning and canning them seemed like too much work.  I would put whole peaches in my smoothies so I figured I might as well freeze them that way too. I use them in smoothies almost every day.   I also did a lot of tomatoes.  I figure I can use them in place of canned diced tomatoes which has the added benefit of avoiding BPA.

- Chop
- Lay it on a tray
- Stick it in the freezer
- When you remember remove from tray and stick in freezer bag
- Easy peasey.

I've done
- tomatoes
- celery
- peaches
- plums
- cantelope
- butternut squash
- blackberries
- raspberries
- strawberries
- blueberries
- zucchini and summer squash

1 comment:

stefanie said...

thank you for commenting on my blog and leading me to yours! from the looks of your most recent posts, i have a lot of reading to do. :) always happy to find more sewing, feminist, well-written mamas (and your girls are ahhh-dorable)!