Life has been moving at rapid pace this year. I say that every year, but this year I really mean it. There are only 2 more regular deliveries from our CSA before our winter storage box is delivered. This means only a few more weeks of truly fresh vegetables. I know, I know...you can still get fresh veggies from the grocery store. I'm not talking about those fresh veggies. I'm talking about the ones that were literally plucked from the earth that same day. Those veggies are almost done for the year.
When I think about it, I really should have planned a little better this summer. You know, when I had green beans coming out of my ears and more peppers than I could count! Instead, I chose to eat them. All of them. Now I've come to my senses and realized if I don't start freezing some of this for winter, I'm going to have to actually go to the grocery store!
If any of you are finding yourself in my boat, trying to hang on to the last of your fresh veggies, fret not. You can take those tomatoes and make salsa or sauce for pastas. Or you could can them and save them for roasts or soups later this season. I have no tomatoes left (read: I should have canned while I had the chance), but I do have lots of cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower), peppers, leeks, greens and beets.
Freezing fresh veggies is actually very simple:
1. Chop them into the size you want
Enjoy and stay warm!