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Apr 6, 2012

Nine Things You Never Thought of Freezing

Here are a few things we usually do not think about freezing, but might be worth a try.

Fruits: Cut up and freeze season fruits such as peaches, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, grapes, or apples. Add a spritz of lemon juice to your frozen fruits to prevent browning.

Nuts: Bag up and freeze almonds, pine nuts, honey toasted pecans and others.

Berries: Freeze blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Fresh Bread: Store specialty breads in the freezer. The cold temperature will preserve the crumb and texture while prolonging staleness. A quick oven re-bake will bring back the aroma, crispness, and moisture.

Semi-Soft Cheese: Freezing cheese slows down mold in super-melts like mozzarella, Colby, pepper jack or Gouda.

Whole Grains: Whole grains like flax, millet or oats can stay fresh by freezing them in insulated bags.

Herbs: Fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, mint, dill, cilantro and chives can benefit from a deep-freeze treatment. To retain their vibrant color, let herbs air-dry before freezing.

Juices: Freshly squeezed citrus like lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit. Store in ice-cube trays for future use.

Fresh Vegetables: Freeze asparagus, beets, broccoli, green beans, peas, carrots and greens.