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Kitchen/Food Preservation Tips

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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reprinted with permission from :Earth Magick Cafe,with thanks.

How to Freeze Eggs, Milk and Other Unexpected Foods

Has a good sale or harvest left you with more food than you can use now? No need to let it go to waste. Here are instructions for freezing some foods you may have never thought of freezing:

Eggs

Mix the yolks and egg whites together, and pour into an ice cube tray. Two cubes are the equivalent of one large egg.

Milk

Store in its original container, but pour out enough milk to allow for expansion—approximately a cup per gallon of milk. Thaw in the refrigerator, and shake well before using.

Butter

Store in its original container. Thaw in the refrigerator to use.

Bananas

Freeze in peel. Then, simply thaw and peel to use in smoothies and breads. Note: the peel will turn black, but that won't effect the quality of the banana at all.

Celery

Wash and chop to desired size. Then, flash freeze on a tray, and transfer to a freezer bag or another air-tight container. To use: add the frozen celery directly to soups or other heated dishes.

Tomatoes

Wash thoroughly. Then, freeze whole and unpeeled on a tray. Transfer to freezer bags once fully frozen.

Fresh Herbs

Chop finely. Then, place in an ice cube tray along with a small amount of water. To use: simply drop frozen cubes directly into heated dishes.

Nuts

Freeze (either in shell or shelled) in a freezer bag or another air-tight container.

Zucchini and Other Squash

Wash and chop to desired size. Then, blanch for three minutes; allow to cool; and freeze in an air-tight container.

by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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oldfashionSAHM
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM

this is awesome thanks.

Roisin07
by Cynthia on Jun. 22, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Thanks for the info. Do know if this works for whole peppers too? I tried to freeze my peppers last year, but they got all shrivled up and soggy lol. We can most of our stuff, but would like to freeze too!

Gypsy60
by Member on Jul. 7, 2012 at 3:07 PM

It works,but I wouldn't expect they would be crisp even then. But you could still use them in soups,stews and such.I don't blanch most of my stuff as it is used very quickly around my place. I do try to get every bit of air I can out of the bags,using a straw to suck the air out with.I flash froze my peppers and even some whole squash this year to try it out.

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