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By Leda Meredith

The final word consultant to placing up food.How many ways are you able to look after a strawberry? you could freeze it, dry it, pickle it, or can it. Milk will get cultured, or fermented, and is preserved as cheese or yogurt. Fish should be smoked, salted, dehydrated, and preserved in oil. beef turns into jerky. Cucumbers develop into pickles. there isn't any finish to the magic of meals renovation, and in retaining every thing, Leda Meredith leads readers—both rookies and outdated hands—in each type of maintenance strategy conceivable.

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Three months Shellfish, cooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three months Shellfish, uncooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four months Squid, calamari, octopus, uncooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four months SOUP shares Meat, bird and vegetable shares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 months Fish inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four months greens a few greens similar to leafy vegetables must be blanched ahead of they're frozen. Blanching instances and directions are given in different places during this bankruptcy. Asparagus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months Beet roots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months Peppers (sweet, bell, and chile) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four months Broccoli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months Carrots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months Cauliflower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 yr Celery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 yr Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months eco-friendly and wax beans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months Leafy vegetables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months Okra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months Peas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months Tomatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . four months iciness squash together with pumpkin, cooked . . . . . . . . . . . 1 12 months summer season squash together with zucchini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eight months Why you want to Blanch a few meals ahead of Freezing, how one can Do It, and while to trouble Ever stick a few sprigs of uncooked basil right into a ziplock bag and shove it into your freezer? if you took it out weeks or months later, it thawed right into a blackened, slimy mess, correct? If you’d blanched the basil earlier than freezing, it'll have stored its emerald-green colour and shiny aroma and style. Here’s why. even though the temperatures on your freezer are too low for destructive micro organism to outlive, they don't spoil the enzymes whose task it really is to decay natural topic. In different phrases, that uncooked basil did, actually, proceed to slowly decompose although it was once frozen. Blanching, that's easily a truly short remedy in boiling water or steam, kills off these enzymes. To blanch meals for freezing, convey water to a boil in a wide pot or beneath a steamer basket. Drop in fresh greens or herbs for simply the quantity of time unique (the water within the pot or steamer needs to be at a whole boil prior to you begin timing). as soon as the time is up, instantly drain the blanched foodstuff in a colander after which both move it to a bowl of ice water or run it less than very chilly water. This final step stops residual warmth from carrying on with to cook dinner the meals. Squeeze out or drain off as a lot water as attainable prior to shifting the blanched greens or herbs to freezer boxes and freezing. i locate that candy and chile peppers, in addition to onions, corn, and tomatoes should be frozen with out blanching with reliable effects. so much root greens, specially potatoes, don't freeze good no matter if they're blanched first (and definite, that incorporates carrots, regardless of the varied advertisement frozen vegetable mixtures that comprise them).

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