Cauliflower, zucchini and squash
Before freezing these vegetables need to be boiled on a slow fire in a small amount of water. Blanch the cauliflower is no more than three minutes. During the process need to add a little citric acid. Boiled blossoms cool, dry and freeze for the winter.
The squash and zucchini cut into cubes, boil. Cooked vegetables to cool, then spread out into containers and freeze.
Vegetables that do not require blanching
Tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, salad peppers before freezing, boil is not necessary. In order to prepare for the winter pepper, remove the stem and seeds, rinse thoroughly. Clean the peppers are perfectly preserved, if they are inserted one into the other and put in the freezer bags.
Tomatoes retain their flavor quality during freezing in the form of puree or slices. Cucumbers that continue to go on the salad, it is best to cut into strips or cubes. Frozen cucumbers before cooking to defrost. Then you can add them to salads.
Freezing onions and other greens
Dill, parsley and celery wash thoroughly, blanch for 1 minute. Divide the greens into bundles, put into forms and freeze. Ready-made ice cubes with herbs to knock out forms, sort packages in the required quantity. This form will allow frost to get the right amount of greens for cooking.
Before freezing green onions to remove yellowed and wilted hands. In the same way as the rest of the greens, wash, blanch in water for about 2-3 minutes. After cooling, to decompose tightly into molds and freeze.
How to freeze fruit
Fruits and berries before freezing should be boiled in syrup with sugar. Bones of berries, be sure to unplug. The apples should be frozen only in the form of puree. Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, currants and gooseberries before washed, cleaned from stalks and leaves. Frozen pellets with fruits and berries to separate from the molds, placed in plastic bags and put into the freezer for storage.
Store frozen berries, fruits and vegetables you need in a freezer at temperatures below — 18 degrees. After thawing, re-freezing is not recommended. For convenience, it is necessary to use portioned containers to get the amount that you want.