Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Toy

Every year I spend a lot of time harvesting vegetables from the garden and trying to use them all, but I am never very successful.  I have a pretty big garden and there is always a glut of something or other and anything I can't give away I tend to put into the fridge and then wait till it goes rotten before throwing it out.   There is a limit to how many times a week you can eat huge bowls of peas, beans etc.....  
This year I invested in a new toy to help me to freeze as much produce as I can and therefore be able to use it throughout the year rather than just for a few months.  It is a vacuum pack machine and so far I have managed to keep on top of the peas, beans and broad beans by freezing any that I can't use within one day. I'm hoping that I will actually use the produce throughout the year and not find it in the bottom of the freezer 3 years later.... something that my mother is very good at!  I'm also hoping Santa has heard my pleas for a bigger freezer that I might actually be able to organise so things don't just disappear into the abyss...

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to hear how well the produce holds up in the freezer. If I can find canning supplies I'm going to try preserving some of my glut that way.