This week preserving involves dehydrating peaches, freezing vegetables and getting ready to make pickles this weekend. I get peaches from my CSA farmer and for the past two weeks while I was in Maine, my honey Sean and friend Patricia froze the peaches for me. This week, I decided to dry them in order to use in granola.
Peeled and sliced and sitting in a citric acid solution (to prevent browning)
Waiting to be dried in machine
All done! I actually took them off the trays and put them on cookie sheets to freeze. Then put them into ziplock bag and back into the freezer.
Hot peppers, ready to be frozen. These were picked from my garden neighbor's plants and I will stockpile until I have enough to make a batch of hot sauce
Tomatillos on left, plum tomatoes on right. Really easy to freeze, just wash and pop into bags. When you are ready to use the tomatoes, just run under cool water and the skins slip right off.
Green beans. I put some aside for pickles later this week, some for dinner tomorrow night and these are the rest. I blanched them, put them into ice water, dry and then I will vacuum seal them with the Food Saver