Last year I did a pretty good job of putting up food to enjoy during the winter. As of right now there are a few jars lingering in the pantry and a few containers of frozen veggies. I’m working hard on eating it all up before I start this year’s “Putting Up” obsession 🙂
I’m very fortunate that my parent’s have beautiful gardens, a greenhouse, orchard & animals. Between their property, other family members, friends, the surrounding woods & farmers’ market I can get a lot of local goods.
This summer my goal is to Put Up as much as I can! So the first thing available this year was a prolific plant of chives at my parent’s house. What could I do with chives? I searched online and saw that dehydrating them gave you in essence dried straw… freezing them whole worked okay… but freezing them in ice cubes gave the best results. I would also think that making a simple paste with olive oil would freeze well, I might make a little jar of that to serve with roasted potatoes.
Only 10 minutes of prep and I now have a supply of chives to enjoy in soups, frittatas or other dishes this winter!
Next time I’ll just add a little water since the chives float and then after they freeze add a little more water to cover up the chives. That way they won’t take up too much excess room in my tiny freezer!