Submitted by Stuart Broz on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 6:57pm
I saw this article on NPR that advocated freezer jams for those who are afraid of canning. On one hand, I like the idea. I'm a big advocate of the freezer. On the other hand, this isn't just for those who are afraid of canning. Here are five reasons why I might prefer to make freezer jam over the alternative:
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 12:26pm
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 7:18pm
StillTasty is a potentially useful website that provides guidelines on how long your food will remain good to eat if kept in storage. It contains information on how long things will keep in the pantry, in the refrigerator, and in the freezer. It also contains storage tips.
Unfortunately, it doesn't contain individual citations indicating information sources. The only citation information that I see indicates that the information was gleaned primarily from a variety of U.S. government agencies.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 8:54am
Everyone has a weird pantry staple, something that they inexplicably always have on hand. Me? I always keep a bag of frozen spinach around.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Sat, 02/14/2009 - 1:36pm
Image by Shawn AllenFresh herbs are wonderful, but you can't always use them before they go bad. Luckily, you have some alternatives.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Thu, 02/12/2009 - 7:12am
Over the weekend, I realized that my vegetable scrap box was getting full, so I made some stock.
I also noticed that I had some frozen chicken bones, so I tossed those in and ended up with chicken soup for dinner.
Usually, when I make stock or soup I stash leftovers in freezer safe containers. This time, I reserved some and froze it in an ice cube tray.
Submitted by Stuart Broz on Wed, 02/11/2009 - 8:00am
Blueberries are generally considered a superfood. According to Kitchen Table Medicine, freezing blueberries increases the bioavailability of the antioxidant proanthocyanin. I'll still take fresh blueberries over frozen when they are available, but this is good news. Frozen blueberries are available year-round and reasonably tasty.