July 4 , 2007 – Three Minutes at a Time

Part of today was designated as “food day.”  There were some spring crops in need of harvest, so we got the kettle out and froze away.  Most of these veggies require cleaning and cutting, then dipping in boiling water for three minutes and plunging into cold water before putting in freezer bags.

Today we harvested some cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, and apples.

The kids and GJ took the apples outside to peel and core them.

The handy-dandy apple/potato peeler at work!

These will be thrown in bags directly in the freezer and combined with other apples later in the season for applesauce.  We’ve found that freezing them makes it easier to make sauce out of them later.

one year ago…