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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Freezing Berries

Freezing Berries
 One of the highlights of summer is fresh berries.  They can be enjoyed all year by freezing them. Below are steps for successfully freezing berries.

·       Rinse berries with water and let them dry thoroughly on paper or cloth towels.  Remove the stems and green leaves from the berries.
·       Place berries on a cookie sheet on a single layer allowing space between the berries.
·       Freeze berries about two hours until they are solid. 
·       Portion into 1- or 2-cup quantities and transfer into freezer-safe plastic bags or containers.  Press out air trapped in the bag before sealing.
·       Use berries within one year for optimal freshness.          

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