Its that time of the year, when you harvest the fresh fruits or vegetables from your amazingly productive, back-breaking, sweat from-your-brow gardens and stock up for the winter months. One of the ways you can preserve your wonderful little blessings to enjoy all year round is to freeze any type of veggies, fruit or berries during your harvest.
Some may think that its so simple to do so, that I didn’t need to spend my time showing this in detail, but there are some steps to follow to get the best end result. Speaking from my experience, when I was just a newly wed wife, (I lost my mom shortly after I got married) and there was nobody to tell me these little secrets. I didn’t know that you can actually freeze your own fresh fruit and it will be good to use frozen. You can make many things from frozen cherries like
Things you will need:
1.) It’s best to freeze produce when it’s at the peak of freshness. If your cherries have stems, remove them and place cherries into the quart freezer bag about 3/4 full. Larger fruit or veggies you may want to cut to preferred size pieces.
2.) A few hours before freezing, turn down the thermostat to 0 – degrees F or colder to freeze fresh produce quickly so it’s not so mushy when it gets thawed. Close the bag tight and remove as much air as you can and place it in the freezer.
3.) Fruit stores best for a year, veggies about 18 months. Longer is fine, but the quality won’t be as good.