Can You Freeze Apples? Freezing is a great way to preserve apples!  It’s quicker and easier than canning. Freezing apples allows you to work with them whenever you have the time, not just when they are in season and abundant. Apples are so versatile that it makes perfect sense to load up on cheap apples when they are in season.  Of course, it would take days to process them in all of the different ways all at once, so pop them in the freezer and…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Apples – How To Freeze Apples”

Can You Freeze Corn On The Cob? You absolutely can freeze corn still on the cob.  It takes much less time than cutting the kernels off the cob first and still tastes great. Corn on the cob is a huge hit with my family.  Of course, enjoying corn on the cob is best experienced at the peak of summer when the corn is sweet and juicy and delicious.  That being said, its such a short season and we really miss the fun of eating corn…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Corn On The Cob – How To Freeze Corn On The Cob”

Can You Freeze Onions? Freezing onions is super easy and works great. They thaw quickly and can even be thrown into cooked dishes right out of the freezer. Frozen, pre-chopped onions are handy and speed up weekday meal prep. It seems that almost every recipe calls for an onion. I try very hard to keep at least one onion on hand because they  truly are a pantry staple. However, there is a wide variety of onions and there is no way I will have the…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Onions – How To Freeze Onions”

Summer squash is a delicious vegetable that is abundance throughout the latter part of summer.  It’s usually readily available throughout the year in any supermarket but the fresh from the farm kind is always so yummy. There are actually several varieties of summer squash. Zucchini is a very popular type of summer squash as is it yellow, slightly chubbier counterpart.  A noteworthy fact to keep in mind with regard to zucchini is that bigger does not mean better.  Zucchini can grow to baseball bat proportions…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Summer Squash – How To Freeze Summer Squash”

Garlic is probably one of the most widely used foods to flavor and season dishes.  It has been touted to have a whole host of health benefits resulting in garlic capsules and other supplement types of garlic products.  Garlic is a member of the onion family and has been used in cooking and medicine for thousands of years.  From heart disease and hypertension to cancer and beyond, garlic has been used for centuries to treat and prevent disease. So how about using garlic today in…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Garlic – How To Freeze Garlic”

Boiled potatoes are one of my daughter’s all-time most requested foods.  She just loves boiled potatoes and truth be told, so do I.  Soft, warm, salty and buttery, they’re just delicious. Boiled potatoes will last about a week in the refrigerator, but I honestly like them used up before that.  So what happens when even my family can’t eat up all the potatoes I boiled or I simply over bought at the supermarket and don’t’ want to waste all though spuds? Can You Freeze Boiled…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Boiled Potatoes – How To Freeze Boiled Potatoes”

Cherries are one of the best parts of summer.  Fresh, ripe, juicy berries mean summer is in full swing.  Thanks to creative harvesting, cherries are available from early May through August.  There is an extensive array of cherry varieties available today.  Bing cherries are probably the most recognizable with their deep red color and trademark heart shape.  Rainier cherries are also popular with their yellow skin and flesh with a slight blush.  Although these many varieties have subtle flavor and color differences, the classic juicy…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Cherries – How To Freeze Cherries”

Several years ago, my husband and I took an amazing trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  It was absolutely amazing in every way.  Seriously, the Mexican people are so special.  One of my favorite little snacks to order while lounging by the pool was the crudité platter.  So refreshing!  My absolute favorite part was the jicama sticks.  They were completely new to me and I fell madly in love with them.  Crunchy and kind of starchy but not heavy, they were perfect. At the time…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Jicama – How To Freeze Jicama”

Figs are such a pretty little fruit.  They have been around absolutely forever and are quite ubiquitous in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures.  They can be enjoyed raw, roasted, in jams, or any number of recipes.  Those little beauties pack a heck of a punch nutritionally as well.  Full of vitamins, calcium and fiber, they are a perfect addition to a healthy diet.  So let’s talk about what to do with those figs from supermarket or farm box to actually eating them. Figs are in…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Raw Figs – How To Freeze Raw Figs”

I absolutely love to read the “Dear Abby” section of the newspaper.  It promises to be everything from strictly entertaining to rather informative.  I mean everyone has an etiquette question now and then, right? Recently, I very much enjoyed reading one such article about zucchini.  The hostess was writing in to express her complete disgust after having received a large quantity of zucchini from one of her guests. Apparently this guest is an avid gardener and, as is usually the case in the peak of…Continue Reading “Can You Freeze Zucchini – How To Freeze Zucchini”