I found these red peppers at the farm stand this weekend. I really loved their shapes and sizes. I got a bagful of ‘em, then I prepped them for freezing. We went over to Granny’s house on Saturday, after going shopping. We ended up with green and red peppers, corn and peaches, all for freezing. It was great to watch her and see how it’s done. I had no idea that peppers could be frozen… I thought they would be too watery for that. I’m not the biggest fan of the pepper, but I’d bet that come wintertime, I’ll be looking forward to grabbing a bag out of the freezer now and again. Here’s the final product of the reds. Everything else is in Granny’s freezer, til we straighten ours out a bit. She kind of wanted to do it that way, too.
I used the vacuum-sealing Food Saver that I had from several years ago. I had forgotten how much I like it! If I was really smart (and ambitious), I’d probably stick all my perishables in those bags for the fridge. Suck out the air and store them that way, making them last longer. Sadly, I’m not quite that ambitious. Maybe for some things… we shall see.
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Posted in Food Storage, tagged Food, Freezing on August 18, 2008 |
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Well, the plan on Sunday was to go to the local farm stand and stock up on fruit and veggies for freezing. However, we got roped into helping hang some blinds (bad pun intended). It was for Granny’s sunroom, and some assistance was a good thing. So, we never ended up hitting the market.
But, we now have a date for Saturday… We’ll pick Granny up, and then go to the farm stand. Rumor has it that she has a wonderful way of freezing peaches! I had not heard of freezing them before… Not that I know much about freezing stuff. But as a concept, I do like it. At the very least, we’ll be getting peaches, corn on the cob, and blueberries. I’ve a bit of research to do beforehand, as far as how-to-freeze other in-season goodies. So, we’ll go muss up her kitchen, to cook and freeze. Should be quite fun, informative, and enjoyable… I’m looking forward to it!
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