Comments on: Living Well: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:06:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits & Vegetables — Homestead and Survival http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-895947 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits & Vegetables — Homestead and Survival Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:02:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-895947 [...] 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits And Vegetables [...]

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By: Karissa http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-891543 Karissa Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:43:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-891543 Is it safe to store sliced grapefruit, mandarins, cucumbers and mint into a mason jar in the freezer. Or should I be storing them all seperately. I tried this and the citrus fruit seemed mushy, the mint browned & the cucumber seemed a little pickly. Any suggestions? I use them for a fruit infused detox water.
Thanks

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By: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits & Vegetables | Health & Natural Living http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-883847 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits & Vegetables | Health & Natural Living Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:49:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-883847 [...] 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Fruits & Vegetables [...]

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By: Beverly http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-882125 Beverly Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:19:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-882125 Lettuce, especially iceberg, does not freeze well. Way too much water content. Leaves will turn slimey. (I grew up in lettuce country and my sister worked for Bud Antle in Salinas, CA.)

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By: Meal Planning Progress | Perpetually Daydreaming http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-858093 Meal Planning Progress | Perpetually Daydreaming Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:32:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-858093 [...] Source [...]

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By: K. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-854022 K. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:54:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-854022 I read some where you can freeze eggs in ice cube trays. I have done this and it works pretty good. You have to stir them with a fork or whisk before pouring them in the cube trays. They work well in baking and also for scrambled eggs.

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By: K. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-854015 K. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:45:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-854015 I read somewhere that you can freeze eggs in ice-cube trays so I tried it and it worked out pretty well. You do have to stir them with a fork or whisk before freezing. It’s great to use when baking or for scrambled eggs.

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By: K. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-854012 K. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:27:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-854012 Instead of using the straw trick to remove air from my freezer bags I like to fill a clean sink with water and then I seal all but a small bit of the freezer bag. Then I submerge the bag keeping the opening out of the water. When about all the air is out you just seal the rest of the bag and boom ! vacuum sealed. This works for me every time. Then all I do is towel off the water from outside of bag and freeze.

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By: kim http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-854011 kim Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:22:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-854011 Just run the banana under water of a couple of seconds and then peel with a knife.

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By: Cathy http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-853710 Cathy Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:23:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-853710 @Tip #4: I have several times found Dole Spinach sales(a dollar a bag) at no limit and have froze the entire unopened bag. To use, I crunch the bag and use in my smoothies or add in at midway cooked scrambled eggs. I check every bag for ‘best used by date’ usually have 7 to 10 days and get the freshest. I also grow Kale and do a wash, spin dry, chop, freeze on wax paper then bag and use as I do the Spinach. Try red pepper, onion and mushroom for start and add Kale to top off my scrambled eggs. Bkf meals are great for any meal! I also, freeze chopped celery, onions, red, yellow peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini slices and many fruits. I take a serving of desired frozen veggies and freeze altogether for a quick grab for morning stir-fry, makes for less opening and exposing to air. I have read that eggs can be frozen as long as they are out of the shells but have not tried it yet. but with the cost of eggs thinking about it on next sale on fresh eggs. Thanks for your post on avocado that will help greatly! :)

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By: Patty Buck http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-853358 Patty Buck Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:09:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-853358 I have this recipe without pectin, can this be frozen?

1 plus 1/3rd strawberries
2/3rds rubarb
2 T honey or to taste
2 T chia seeds which will thicken the puree.
This is a more healthy version.

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By: Betty Pino http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-853347 Betty Pino Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:40:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-853347 This was all so good to read and learn from I freeze bell peppers when in season which is almost year round in Florida, I also dice up onions and freeze them in freezer bags. Will be trying more fruits and vegetables. Thank you for everything I have found so amazing in secrets to freezing produce etc.

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By: FoodSkinny.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-850787 FoodSkinny.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:11:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-850787 Get the skinny badge… You have been featured on FoodSkinny.com
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By: Danette http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-811319 Danette Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:48:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-811319 Another tip, like the spinach, I put my jalapeños in my food processor and then in ice cube trays. I spray the trays lightly with vegetables spray first and the pack with a smidgen of water to hold them together. Then store in a freezer bag.

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By: Tom http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-810642 Tom Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:28:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-810642 Great post! I like to freeze concentrated chicken broth into ice cubes.

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By: How to Properly Freeze Fruits & Veggies. 11 Secrets! | Design Mom | protractedgarden http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-800684 How to Properly Freeze Fruits & Veggies. 11 Secrets! | Design Mom | protractedgarden Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:40:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-800684 [...] Source [...]

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By: Chris http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-769381 Chris Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:23:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-769381 I was curious if I would be able to reproduce this into a handout for our local foodbank. Many clients receiving produce do not know how to properly freeze them and this is a great guide!!

Thanks
Chris

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By: Freezing and Storing Fruits and Vegetables - Green-Mom.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-758825 Freezing and Storing Fruits and Vegetables - Green-Mom.com Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:49:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-758825 [...] http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/ [...]

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-753483 Sarah Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:09:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-753483 These remind of many things my mom and grandmas would do. We always had a garden when I was a kid and we had so much from the garden we preserved some how, either canning, freezing, or dehydrating. I started doing some of these tricks when I was in college. I had a combo mini fridge and freezer so I would freeze tomato sauces and meat in ice cube trays and then reheat what I needed. Now I freeze things that I buy in my Bountiful Basket since my husband and I can’t eat all of the fruits and veggies before the would spoil. Thanks for a few other tips I haven’t done in a long time. :)

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