Squash is a versatile vegetable. As food, it can be made into a variety of dishes like soups, fritters, and even main dishes. It can be cooked in different ways, roast, broil or even blanch. As a crop, it is economical. There are different varieties and can grow in different seasons. There are summer and winter squash species making it a valuable crop for farmers. Each specie of squash have their own taste and texture. With that regard, how can you preserve a specific type like yellow squashes effectively to last longer when they are not in season?
For a proven ancient plant, the date palm is a resilient specie of fruit bearing tree that originated in the Middle East at the start of early civilizations. Its fruit is commonly consumed fresh, dried or grinded into paste and packaged all around the world. The fruit is gaining popularity for its sweet taste and sticky texture when chopped. It is again coming into the limelight because of the health revolution where it was found to be a tasty healthy alternative to syrups as a food binding agent. For years, this plant has become a big industry that supported the Middle Eastern countries that export it to all parts of the globe. Its effective preservation is therefore integral to the industry. One such preservation method that is being explored for its feasibility is freezing.
I’m planning on baking a cake for my friend’s bridal shower, but I’ll have to make the fondant on a separate day from the cake itself. Can you freeze fondant? I’ll need to leave it for about 24 hours before using it.
Fondant is a great kind of icing to use on cakes because they’re tough enough to cut up into different shapes, you can really smooth them up and make them look tidy and neat. The dough-like consistency is really easy to work with.
More often than not, you’ll find yourself with more fondant than you’ll actually need, so freezing fondant may seem like a good idea. But is it? The answer is a complicated yes and no.
I’m leaving the house to my husband for more than a week, so I want to make some tomato sauce and freeze them so he can cook something up for the kids that’s easy and tasty. Can you freeze tomato sauce? Is it safe? How do I do that?
Tomato sauce is easy to make and is a very versatile ingredient. You can put it in pastas, use it as a dip, add it into a dish, or make some soup out of it. Plus, it’s not that hard to use either, so it’s perfect for those who need a quick meal or for those who aren’t kitchen-savvy.
We decided to cook up my son’s favorite dish for his birthday, and I had to buy a large tin of chicken broth as there was no other size left at the grocery. The recipe only called for a small cup of broth, and now I have a lot just sitting in the fridge. Can you freeze chicken broth? I won’t be able to cook up anything any time soon.
Chicken broth has a ton of uses, which is why it’s no surprise that it’s become almost a staple in the average kitchen.
But whether you’re buying one from the grocery or making a tub of chicken broth from scratch, you’ll almost always end up with a ton of leftover stock simply because you can’t get them in small quantities while most recipes only call for a cup or two depending on what you’re cooking up. Luckily, chicken broth or stock are easy to freeze and absolutely safe.
My daughter really loves pumpkin pies and she has always wanted them for snack at school. We have this mini-garden in which I can harvest my own pumpkin during October. I want to use only these home-grown pumpkins and not the ones bought at store. Can I freeze pumpkin fruits?
Pumpkins naturally decay faster at room temperature. If you store raw pumpkins carefully in a cool place, the fruits may last up to two or three months.
The National Home Food Preservation confirms that freezing is the best way to store pumpkin and retain its quality. Once cut, fresh pumpkin will stay at its finest in the freezer. It may also be cooked and packed before freezing. Whether cooked or fresh, refrigerated pumpkin lasts up to 5 days, while best quality is kept up to 12 months when frozen.
I used to keep flour in the pantry. But then I noticed that there’s this little bugs in the flour, and I thought it must have been because of the loose container where I put it. I thought of freezing the flour so the bugs won’t thrive, but I’m worried that it might have any ill effects. Is it okay to put flour in the freezer?
Yes. Freezing flour is recommended if you want to keep the bugs out and prevent them from laying eggs. Refrigerating or freezing will also extend the shelf life of flour.
My niece will be celebrating her birthday next week. I’ve stumbled upon this so-called cake pops on the net and I really wanted to make these cute little things for her birthday celebration. My only problem is that next week would be my exam days so I wanted to bake the cake in advance. Can I freeze cake pops?
Yes, definitely. Cake pops are nothing more than miniature pieces of cake that are shaped differently, and you can freeze cake pops just like the usual cakes.
You need to freeze cake pops if you want to coat them at a later time. Baked cakes can stay in the fridge for weeks without spoiling, and so with cake pops. Of course, they will spoil eventually over time, but putting the pops in the fridge will definitely slow down the process.
I always buy cold deli meats. I buy those in bulk because I can save a lot of bucks by doing so. Salami is one of my favorite deli meats. But I am wondering if I am storing it the right way. Can I really freeze salami? How long can I freeze it?You are wondering if you can freeze salami and how long will it last in the freezer.
The answer is yes. You can freeze salami but there are some things you need to know. Salami is a kind of deli meat that can last for a long time. It can be stored in the pantry for a few weeks. You can also keep it in the fridge and freezer for a few months.
I really love to eat seafood, especially clams. Any kind of seafood can satisfy my taste buds. But I would like to have some clams stored in the freezer so I can cook it anytime I want. I would like to know if I can freeze clams. If so, how will I freeze it properly? You are asking if you can freeze clams and how to store it properly.
The answer is yes. Clams can be stored in the shell or shucked. There are proper procedures in storing and freezing clams. You can store it in the fridge live or cooked. But you have to make sure that you follow the proper steps because seafood can easily be spoiled and contaminated by bacteria once it is dead and exposed to warm temperature.