Mother Earth Living

A Guide to Freezing Food

Make the freezer your friend. Armed with a few smart strategies, you can help your family save time and money all year long.

Steam-blanch broccoli for 3 to 5 minutes before freezing.
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Whole berries are easy to freeze. Just spread a single layer of berries on a tray, then when frozen transfer to a freezer-friendly container.
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Blanch peas 2 to 3 minutes in shells or 1-1/2 minutes shelled before freezing.
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To freeze eggplants, first cut them into 1/3-inch-thick slices; then add 1/2 cup lemon juice to the blanching water and blanch for 4 minutes.
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