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Mar 24
2021
  By Savannah

Save the Flavor of Garden Tomatoes

■ Freeze tomatoes many ways: unpeeled or peeled, whole or cut, uncooked or cooked.

■ Cook tomatoes first (any way you choose) to use the least amount of freezer space.

■ Use frozen tomatoes in sauces or soups because their texture is soft after thawing.

Mar 24
2021
  By Savannah

Use Frozen Veggies Safely

■ Never thaw at room temperature or in warm water.

■ Thaw all the way or partway in the refrigerator or microwave just before using.

■ Add frozen or partway thawed to recipes, such as soups and smoothies.

Mar 24
2021
  By Savannah

How to Blanch for Freezing

1. Bring 1 gallon (16 cups) of water to boil in a large pot.

2. Lower 2 to 3 cups of vegetables into the boiling water.

3. Return the water to a boil and begin timing (see minutes below).

4. Move vegetables to a bowl of ice-cold water; cool completely.

Mar 23
2021
  By Savannah

Keep it Safe! - Flavored Water for Groups

  • Clean hands, surfaces, utensils, and beverage dispensers/containers.
  • Wash all fresh fruits, veggies and herbs by scrubbing or rubbing gently under cool running water.
  • Do not mix batches. Use up the first batch; clean the container; make a fresh batch.
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