How to freeze
1. Pick young, tender vegetables for freezer storage—it is better to choose slightly immature produce over any that is fully ripe. Also, avoid bruised, damaged or overripe vegetables. Harvest in early morning.
2. Line up everything needed for blanching and freezing first. Nothing counts more than speed in holding on to freshness, taste and nutrition.
3. Thoroughly clean vegetables and cut the edible parts into desired pieces.
4. Blanch right away. For water blanching, use at least a gallon of water to each pound of vegetable, preheated to boiling point in a covered pot. If you're steaming, use a wire-mesh holder over 1 inch of boiling water in an 8-quart pot.
5. When the recommended blanching time is up, plunge the vegetables in ice water to stop the cooking.
6. Gently pat the vegetables dry. Pack them in freezer containers or bags, compressing them to leave as little space for air as possible.
7. Seal the containers or bags and label them.
Easy to freeze vegetables