Monday, August 31, 2009

From Garden to Freezer

Garden harvest continues - peas are almost finished, perhaps one more picking left. Yesterday we did a batch of carrots: pulled, cleaned, blanched and placed on trays to freeze.

Today the frozen carrots went into bags.

These are the big carrots for putting in with pot roast. YUM!

Carrot coins next:

This is a nice way to do the veggies as they freeze fast and individually so they do not clump together in one big mass in the freezer bags.

Makes it easy to pour out half to cook, then reseal bag and pop it back in freezer if a whole bag is not needed.


Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Funny...this weekend I had an urge to "put up" for winter...and we don't even have much of a crop even. My college roommate lived on a ranch and her mom had such an assortment of canned and frozen fruits and veggies. I've never forgotten how good everything tasted at her place.

Kellybot said...

You must have a big freezer! That's our main limitation in storing extras. Renters dilemma.

niftyknits said...

the only times I got urges to store loads of produce I was preggers :-)

Mandy said...

This takes me back to when we had a large garden. Its something I really want to get back to doing - growing and storing some of our own produce.
Our current garden is so small, but there must be a way............

Glorious Hats said...

Thanks all. This is about half of what we will do total this year. I forget that most folks buy fresh, canned or frozen in a store. We pretty much only eat veggies we grow. Though buy lettuce, celery all year round.

Thoughts, the cool thing with freezing is that you can do small batches too. Bet you are enjoying that fresh product right out of the garden.

Kelly, yep, actually we have 2 big freezers. Though before that, put up lots of canned vegetables. Freezing costs more for storage but tastes more fresh, IMHO.

Nifty, no children here so don't know bout that. :D

Mandy, thank you for making a return visit to my blog. Really enjoyed yours and plan to keep reading.