Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Adventures in Preserving
It's summer, it's hot, and it's hard to really think about much that involves going outside and into the garden. The tomatoes are piling up in the fridge now, and we've been trying out canning methods to send them away to the future, where they will be pizza and soup and chowder and stew through the winter. Zucchini is still coming in every week, but in lesser quantities as the plants are beginning to dry up and I can't be bothered to replant for the rest of the year. Preserving these for the winter is much easier - shred them, lightly fry them in olive oil/salt and freeze them in a ziplock bag. When it's time to eat them I'll refry them for easy fibre, and if they turn out smooshy, into the pot of noodle soup they shall go.