My cucumber and pepper plants are just sitting in the soil. Along with the watermelon. Not. Doing. Anything. Really? Great soil, sun, water? What gives plants?
But to my shock in such a dismal season, my bitty rows of green beans and my few tomato plants are overwhelming me. Abundance.
We can't eat the green beans fast enough. The tomatoes are coming in so fast I am just throwing them in baggies and freezing them. (hopefully to to something marvelous with them this fall? Right?)
When I was getting ready to cook green beans this week, my kids cried (now they love green beans, but we have been eating and eating them... see this post for how they deal with it)... So I decided to blanch and freeze them. They turned out super!
Here's how I did it:
pot of boiling water
dish to put blanched veggies in
|clean and prep your veggies|
|boiling pot o' water|
|Ice water~ note I froze water in my bowl then added cold water, see the ice at the bottom?|
|clean container for freezing said veggies|
|add veggies to boiling water, bring back to a boil,|
|boil veggies for 3 minutes|
|remove veggies from boiling water and add to ice water, let sit in ice water for 3 minutes|
|put in container and let cool to room temperature and then freeze|
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