Abundance of veggies
At the moment my garden is producing lots of veg. I give extras to family, friends etc but also got to thinking how can I keep/store what I have that I can't eat fresh, so last weekend I experimented with the following. A lot of my cooking starts with onion, garlic, carrot and celery base, so I put all those in a food processor, along with cauliflower, zucchini, tinned tomatoes and stock. Got a loose paste like consistency, bagged in zip lock bags, flattened and put in freezer, about 500 grams per bag. Now I have a great veg base thats already chopped and ready to go. I've cooked butter chicken, spaghetti bolagnse and a sauce for swordfish cutlets with this as a base. Got to say I'm pretty happy with the results. So now I think I can use this method anytime of year with whatever veg I have. Anyone got any other simple ideas for keeping fresh homegrown produce at its best.