Since this was my first year growing broccoli, I wasn’t sure of the best way to freeze broccoli. I’m glad to say that blanching and freezing fresh broccoli for storage is easy. Fortunately, broccoli freezes well. And you if you blanch it first, you’ll end up with these gorgeous bright green florets and stems in […]
Pumpkin and Winter Squash can last months in a cool dark place such as a closet. But sometimes, you just need some ready to go to add to a recipe such as soups, stews, smoothies or your oatmeal! That is why I love to roast them and keep some in the freezer. Learn how to […]
For the first time on our new homestead, I’ve got too much kale and collard greens to eat fresh. This is amazing considering the deer love greens as much as my family! The abundance is a happy thing, though, because greens are easy to preserve for winter eating. Read more to here to know the […]
Freezer stockpiling is a great homesteading skill for homesteaders to learn. It is basically a means of buying whats on sale each week or month and freezing as much as you can for use on a later date. Freezer stockpiling is similar to stockpiling the pantry. The trick to freezer stockpiling is knowing how to […]
If you have ever grown zucchini you know that even one plant can yield pounds and pounds of harvest. There is only so much zucchini my family will eat, so I like to shred & freeze a lot of it so we can enjoy the summer goodness all year.
Freezers (and refrigerators) have been an integral appliance for food preservation for over 100 years. It wasn’t until the 1940s that the separated fridge and freezer units were created but even before then, iceboxes were a go-to for keeping things cool and lasting longer. The homestead freezer has a cycle that reflects the seasons, just […]