As the season progresses and the garden produces, I like to freeze my peas, snap peas, and broccoli at it's peak to enjoy in the winter months. I think freezing these items keep their freshness best. My garden peas are shucking peas and my snap peas are in the pod and more flat (stir fry pods etc).
Each as follows:
Broccoli: cut long stems/leaves off and wash in cool water. Toss into boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove Immediately and place into bowl of cold ice water. Drain - getting excess water off by laying on dry dish towels. Bag into freezer safe plastic bags and freeze!
Snap Peas: Remove end by snapping it and pulling the string from the pea pod. It runs up the crease of the pod. Some people leave this but I don't like the stringy tough part. Wash in cool water, drain. Place in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove and place into bowl of ice water. Drain- get excess water off by placing on dry dish towels. Place in freezer safe bags and freeze!
Garden Peas: Shuck garden peas.....still shucking....still shucking... ok, rinse peas in cool water. Place in boiling water for 1 minute. Remove, drain - get excess water off by shaking the colander a bit. Put into freezer safe bags and freeze!
Enjoy the freshest of the season throughout the winter months!!!
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