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 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:27:59 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Bonnie Brown http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-3892180 Bonnie Brown Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:30:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-3892180 Appreciate your site and wanted to say thanks for the tips on freezing.

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By: 10 ways to get more fruit and veg | Lots-a-day http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-3638069 10 ways to get more fruit and veg | Lots-a-day Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:35:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-3638069 [...] freezer bag and you’re good to go. (There’s a good ‘how to’ article on this here). Also, blend roasted sweet potato, pumpkin and other root veg, freeze in ice cube trays and [...]

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By: Jamie http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-3320548 Jamie Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:21:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-3320548 Hi, absolutely beautiful pictures! I am wondering if you would mind sharing how you get such beautiful food pictures? I am a new fan of your site! Thanks so much!

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By: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce | DIY Home Things http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-2866460 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce | DIY Home Things Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:41:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-2866460 [...] 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce [...]

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By: Living Well: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce | The Home Touches http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-2638602 Living Well: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce | The Home Touches Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:52:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-2638602 [...] Living Well: 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce [...]

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By: ideascute » Blog Archive » 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-2158371 ideascute » Blog Archive » 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:45:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-2158371 [...] See the secrets here… DesignMom – 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce [...]

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By: Lifestyle: Eating healthily on a budget - sdada.org http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1844544 Lifestyle: Eating healthily on a budget - sdada.org Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:07:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1844544 [...] The preparation for freezing is simpler than you think and you only need regular items like zip lock bags or plastic containers to store the produce. If well prepared, fruits can be kept for up to a year and vegetables for about 18 months. You can find out more on the 11 secrets to properly freezing produce. [...]

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By: Beth R. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1678163 Beth R. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:04:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1678163 When I was growing up we would visit my aunt and uncle in PA. They lived in the country, had 5 kids and a very large garden. My aunt had a couple of freezers. She would freeze fruits and veggies in white cardboard freezer boxes then label with a magic marker. Im not sure if they still make those freezer boxes. We lived in a city but my mom would occasionally freeze veggies from markets and she would use either those freezer boxes or Tupperware.

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By: Are you properly freezing your produce? – Home and Garden http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1662761 Are you properly freezing your produce? – Home and Garden Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:31:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1662761 [...] Read the post here: 11 Secrets to Properly Freezing Your Fruits and Vegetables [...]

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By: 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce | Diy & Crafts http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1446022 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce | Diy & Crafts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:26:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1446022 [...] useful info (and superior pics) from Design Mom. See the secrets and techniques right here… DesignMom – 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce Image Credit: [...]

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By: 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce | Content inspirations http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1393847 11 Secrets To Perfectly Freezing Produce | Content inspirations Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:11:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1393847 [...] useful info (and superior pics) from Design Mom. See the secrets and techniques right here… DesignMom – 11 Secrets To Properly Freezing Produce Image Credit: [...]

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By: A Simplified Week : Bathroom Sink - Clean Mama http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-2/#comment-1357914 A Simplified Week : Bathroom Sink - Clean Mama Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:11:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1357914 [...] to be found in gardens, farmers markets and as gifts from generous neighbors and friends. Check out this great guide from Design Mom on how to freeze your fresh grown veggies so that you can enjoy them this [...]

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By: Farmers Markets ~ Saving You Money all Year Long | For Your Health 2 http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-1088296 Farmers Markets ~ Saving You Money all Year Long | For Your Health 2 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:33:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-1088296 [...] Many veggies and fruit can be successfully frozen and used later in the year. Here is a great article that describes all you need to start preserving the summer harvest by freezing. [...]

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By: Endless Summer Eats | Blog – Events, Food & Catering trends and more! http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-967191 Endless Summer Eats | Blog – Events, Food & Catering trends and more! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-967191 [...] Properly Freezing Produce [...]

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By: Fun Finds Friday {11} - Where Magic Lives... http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-963045 Fun Finds Friday {11} - Where Magic Lives... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:10:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-963045 [...] let that delicious fresh produce go to waste! Suggestions for properly freezing those [...]

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-961855 Stephanie Tue, 12 Aug 2014 04:10:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-961855 I think this is a really thoughtful website… one of the best that that I’ve come across… I just wanted to say WOW!! you are a blessing … and are blessed… thank you very much…

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By: Brenda http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-961834 Brenda Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:46:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-961834 I have lots of banana peppers. Last yr I froze separately then put into bags, but when I opened them and they thawed they were mushy-soft. I would like for them to be crunchy like when I pick them. Is there an answer for this. Thank yiu

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-961349 Lisa Sun, 10 Aug 2014 03:36:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-961349 My question is there an alternative to lemon juice (actually any citrus), citric acid or absorbic acid? I’m allergic! But love to can and freeze!

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By: Lindsey Johnson http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-956780 Lindsey Johnson Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:37:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-956780 When it comes to bell peppers, it can be a little tricky! I use them without thawing them out. They will release water as they cook and not be like fresh at all. Freezing destroys the cell walls which is why they end up mushy. The flavors can be affected by freezing. You never know how long they’ve been on the store shelf! I guess what I’m saying is, frozen peppers won’t taste or behave the same as fresh ones. I do use them for fajitas, but I know going into the recipe that they won’t be the same as fresh. Cooking them at a higher temp to evaporate the water more quickly could help. Sorry I can’t offer more advice!

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By: Katie B. http://www.designmom.com/2013/05/living-well-11-secrets-to-properly-freezing-produce/comment-page-1/#comment-955798 Katie B. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=36196#comment-955798 This is a really helpful site! I am having to teach myself to do all of these handy kitchen things, as my mom was (and still isn’t!) much into cooking. I have learned how to cook produce over the past few years, but always find it going bad before my husband and I can finish it. So, now I’m learning how to preserve our food! These are fantastic tips!

One question… I have purchased store-bought frozen bell peppers before to use for stir-fry and did not care for the way they tasted. Do you have tips on thawing out and using the frozen food? I feel like with most things, they have worked for the recipes I want them for… but the peppers had me baffled. I followed the directions on the bag and they still came out mushy and watery. I suppose I could always use them for salsa, but just curious if there’s a good way to thaw them for recipes such as fajitas or stir fry.

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