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do people still blanch their fresh vegies. I do it when I is going cheap.like I blanch fresh vegies and you can save alot of money as well. I blanch things like carrots fresh beans cauliflower broccoli. I was just thinking do people still blanch or am I showing my age because I love to par boil and them in cold or ice water after you tip the water out using a colander once cooled just bag them up into portion sizes and they cook up just fine


Posted by arcticwynta, 10th May 2014


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  • I didn’t know I could do carrots, but I often buy veggies in bulk when on special or cheap from the local farmers market and blanch and freeze them

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  • Hands up in the air…..I still do this. Buy veggies in bulk when on special and par boil then freeze. Have yet to work out if this is cheaper than buying already frozen products, but like looking for bargains and doing it that way

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  • i have heard of this method but i don’t think that i have done it before

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  • i like reading these stories

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  • We have a veggie patch so if I’m not blanching, I’m bottling. Oh and I’m under 40 :-)

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  • its a good idea too :)

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  • Some things I do but my daughter says you can freeze fresh beans as they are

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  • No, I don’t do this.

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  • Nope. I don’t do it and never heard before hihi…

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  • I dont do it, I steam everything, I dont really like placing them in water if I can avoid it

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  • I blanch some veges when I have grown them. They are handy to have in the freezer.

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  • It’s still common, and is still done in a lot of restaurants, so don’t worry your not getting old.

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  • that is par cooking and than drian of the vegeis and then you put them into cold waters or ice water one dryed into freezer bags

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  • I thought you par boiled them then cooled them down quickly bag them up and freeze to use another time, it was done a long time ago to save money as they would buy a huge bag of say carrots and par boil and then freeze so they didn’t go out of date, and they always had frozen veg to hand

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  • Ive never tried this but i might just…

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