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How to Blanch and Freeze Garden Peas

Filed in Canning and Preserving, freezing by on June 21, 2018 0 Comments
How to Blanch and Freeze Garden Peas

It’s time to freeze the garden peas. This year’s crop of garden peas has come and gone. It’s always a tough crop to grow here in the Mid-Columbia. The peas actually grow quite well, but sometimes mature and get too old in a matter of days. Garden, or English peas, like cool weather, but the […]

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How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

Filed in Canning and Preserving, freezing by on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
How to Freeze Fruit for Smoothies

It’s easy to freeze fruit without added sugar or syrup. Individually frozen fruit pieces work well in smoothies or as kid-friendly snacks. Every year I freeze gallons and gallons of fruit. We use most of it for smoothies, but also for muffins, over pancakes, and even as snacks for the grandchildren. I NEVER freeze fruit […]

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How to Freeze Peaches

Filed in Canning and Preserving, freezing by on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
How to Freeze Peaches

It’s hot, and that means peaches are lush, ripe, and plentiful. Welcome To The Mid-Columbia My husband likes to tell this story: We moved here to the sunny, dry, Mid-Columbia region almost 20 years ago from beautiful (but cold!) western Maine. We left Maine on April 1st in a snowstorm, still wearing our winter jackets, […]

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How to Freeze Sweet Cherries

Filed in Canning and Preserving, freezing by on June 29, 2012 0 Comments
How to Freeze Sweet Cherries

  I recently finished a week of cherry overload after frantically picking the black cherry tree before the birds stripped it. When all else fails, the best way to deal with any fruit overload is to freeze it. I had no desire to follow standard freezing directions which require simple syrup. These sweet cherries were […]

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