Many types of fruit and veg can be frozen from fresh without having to go through the blanching and drying. Just prep them, eg top and tail, peel, remove rinds, etc.
Wedges of fresh lemon and lime freeze really well, and can be used from frozen in drinks.
Once berries etc have been frozen in a single layer, they can be bagged or boxed to take up less room.
Common sense needs to be a part of your storage - what works in a hot climate will not satisfy the needs of a cooler or a cold climate. Having said which, I would never leave cucumber out of the fridge, even in the Scottish winter.
Find out what works for you in your home - even keep a note magnetted on the fridge doort till you've got it sussed.
Above all - let's remember that "current" advice seems to go out of fashion after a while. For example, it used to be that one kept tomatoes in the fridge, but eggs on the worktop. Now it's very much the other way around.
Garry65 - I intend to have a look at the website you mention. Is it averaged out, or is it specific to a particular area/climate?
- 12/11/2012 4:38:58 PM