July 22, 2006

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baskets of potatoes

Freezing PotatoesCooked potatoes make the best candidates for freezing. Raw potatoes can be frozen with mixed results, but may develop a watery or grainy texture during freezing.


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Freezing PumpkinsLeave pumpkins on the vine until they are fully mature and are vibrant orange in color. They should appear firm and have a hard outer skin.


Fresh Spinach

Freezing SpinachA Guide to Freezing Spinach. Select young, tender green leaves. Leaves on spinach should be at least 6 inches long.


Basket of Okra

Freezing OkraSelect young tender pods with a velvety green appearance, that have a firm, crisp texture and snap easily.



Freezing PiesA Guide to Freezing Pies. The best material for freezing pies is heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer-grade plastic wrap.


Freezing RaspberriesA Guide to Freezing Raspberries. Put raspberries into a colander and dunk in cold water to wash gently.


raw chicken on grill

Freezing PoultryGreat information about freezing chicken, turkey and other poultry.


Freezing Sandwiches

Freezing SandwichesGood packaging for freezing prepared sandwiches includes freezer-grade plastic bags, rigid plastic containers, glass containers, heavy-duty aluminum foil and foil containers.


Freezing Melons (Cantaloupe, Crenshaw, Honeydew & Watermelon)A Guide to Freezing Melons (Cantaloupe, Crenshaw, Honeydew & Watermelon). Look for firm-fleshed, well-colored, ripe melons that are free from blemishes and have a symmetrical shape.



Freezing RhubarbA Guide to Freezing Rhubarb. Because rhubarb is usually used for cooking, baking or making jams, the loss of texture during freezing is not important.


Freezing Muffins

Freezing MuffinsMuffins hold up in the freezer pretty well, however it is no more possible to restore that crispy right-out-of-the-oven top after freezing, than it would be if you stored them at room temperature.


Freezing String Beans

Freezing String BeansA Guide to Freezing String Beans. Select slender, smooth young pods when the seed is first formed. Beans should be firm and tender.


Snow Peas

Freezing Snow Peas (Sugar, Chinese, or Sugar...A Guide to Freezing Snow Peas (Sugar, Chinese, or Sugar Snap Peas). Select tender, flat pods that are bright green in color.


Bowl of Strawberries

Freezing StrawberriesA Guide to Freezing Strawberries. Select fully ripe, firm berries with a deep red color. They should be plump and moist in appearance.


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Repairing Cracks in Concrete?Repairing Cracks in Concrete. We have a concrete walk that has developed cracks. What is the best way to repair these cracks so that weeds don't grow in them?


Freezing TomatoesTomatoes will not be solid once thawed, but they do freeze well for use as sauces, juice, pastes or purées. Select firm, ripe tomatoes with deep red color.


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