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Best greens for freezing

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My garden feeds me a good part of the winter so looking for greens that freeze well after being blanched. I am on coumadin so need to keep my vitamin K intake level and my favorite lettuce has been horrible this winter from the store so I have been eating my frozen greens more. With grocery prices sky high I was thinking of freezing and canning more this year.

 

Kale is a must, turnip greens are good, spinach... anything else I should add that will grow in the north?

 

My pickled cucumbers and homemade sauerkraut are 2 other great sources of vit K I use in winter.

 

Open to suggestions... I hate cooked peas and frozen thawed ones don't cut it in salads, not like fresh from the garden.

post #2 of 7
Cauliflower can be blanched and frozen quite well. Brocoli less so (I find a change in taste after freezing).
And how about veges that don't really require freezing? Like cabbage and beetroot?

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I already pickle beets(only way I will eat them too!), cabbage keeps for awhile but I am looking at long term storage over winter until I start getting fresh salad from the garden(mid June in MN). Not a cauliflower fan, eat some broccoli but not enough to make it worth my time growing.

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I have never tried, but I suppose you can blanch and freeze cabbage as well (otherwise, you will have to make lots of sauerkraut :p)

 

Some other random ideas: (most comes from what my dad used to have in the freezer. He is an avid gardener)

- sweetcorn (off the cob?)

- tomatoes (no good fresh, but they do ok for pastas etc. We used to freeze them whole to safe time, but you could cook them in to have a concentrated paste)

- spinach and other leafy vegetables like rape etc should also work

- green beans,

- carrots

- fava beans

- leeks

- snijboon (I don't know the English name for it, but this page has the latin names and some pictures http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snijboon). We froze them after cutting, but sometimes also put them in salt and then we would eat them mixed with white beans

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Greens... I already have most of the standards in the garden lol. Corn, peas, green beans(I pickle most of them), beets(pickled again), cukes, 7 different lettuces, tons of Roma's for sauce, 2-3 tomato types for slicing, squash, radishes, scallions, carrots, cabbage, spinach...

 

might try collards, planning on kale, planning on chard... need more greens ideas that freeze well.

post #6 of 7

Okra freezes well but I am not sure if it is considered to be a green ?

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Not sure how much Vit K it has...  plus I only like it in gumbo, otherwise no way no how nasty!

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