Let me tell you, summer is the perfect season for cooking. The freshest and ripest of produce is grown and ready to be enjoyed during the warm season. Even better, the summer food is cheap!
You can preserve some of the produce that grows during the summer by freezing them. Buy them while they are cheap, and you can enjoy them during the colder months of the year.
Check out these 5 summer foods you should freeze while they are cheap!
Turn those bounty of tomatoes into a tomato sauce or salsa. You can make your sauce in a crockpot or on a stove-top. Try this Crockpot Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes recipe from Grow a GoodLife.
Salsa is the perfect recipe to freeze later with your weekly Mexican inspired family meals Grab some tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Use this Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes recipe from Yummy Mummy Kitchen.
Freeze the fruits of summer, such as blueberries, blackberries, peaches, strawberries. You can enjoy them in smoothies, pies, and cobblers long after they are out of season.
Do you have a list of vegetables that you use throughout the year? Then purchase them while they are cheap and store them in the freezer. Some summer vegetables you can store are corn, peppers, onions, green beans, and broccoli.
Herbs can sometimes be very expensive at the store, and growing them all year around isn’t always possible. If you grow your own herbs in your garden, then be sure to freeze your favorites. You can even dry your own home-grown herbs if you tend to use more of those in the winter.
Tossing away vegetable scraps? Don’t throw those away anymore! Save your vegetable scraps, such as onion pees, potato skins, broccoli stalks, green bean steams, and put them in the freezer. When the bag is full you can dump them into a large stockpot and make a delicious vegetable broth. Try this Vegetable Broth with Kitchen Scraps recipe from Oh My Veggies!