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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
Ontario California
USA
61 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2022 :  3:54:55 PM  Show Profile
Hi, All!

I have been working on the Putting Away for Winter merit badge. I am in the Beginner phase, and getting ready to move to Intermediate.

I froze strawberries from a farmstand, zucchini from my garden, and corn on the cob from the grocery store.

I froze the strawberries whole on a sheetpan for one hour. Then I stored them in freezer bags. I also froze cut up berries in a freezer container. I froze the zucchini on a sheetpan for one hour. I had cut them into coins and they froze well. The corn on the cob was blanched for 3 minutes, then put into ice water for three minutes, dried well and put into freezer bags.

Nancy 8352

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2022 :  5:18:17 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations Nancy on your Beginner Badge. Those extra fruits and veggies are really going to come in handy when you need them later on! Good luck with your intermediate badge. I look forward to see what you put away.

Krista
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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

61 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
61 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2022 :  1:18:48 PM  Show Profile
Thank you for the encouragement, Krista! I am having a great time on this journey. My husband is actually getting involved! He says that it would be fun to know how to have a freezer and cupboard full of freshly stored food! He is actually beginning to eat zucchini! He says that he doesn't want our granddaughter to think he's is sissy. . .she helped me plant it.I love it!

Nancy
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2022 :  1:41:46 PM  Show Profile
Nancy, that is awesome! Always so much better when the hubbies get involved.

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4495 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4495 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2022 :  3:05:56 PM  Show Profile
Great job Nancy! Hope you find some great recipes for your frozen bounty.

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb
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Lacey
Chapter Guru

66 Posts

Rea
Davis Ca
USA
66 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2022 :  1:14:35 PM  Show Profile
Strawberries, corn and zucchini What a great start to filling your freezer Nancy!!

Rea Nakanishi
Farm Girl Of The Month Jan. 2022
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso
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