Besides sharing my organically grown blueberries with family and friends, I also froze some immediately after picking them. The objective: To have fresh frozen organic home grown blueberries in January!
I am writing this GTG blog post just after cooking up some blueberry pancakes all made with healthy ingredients. It is the end of January and a cold wind is gusting outside, but this pancake breakfast started back in early August of last year.
First, I placed the fresh picked blueberries into a glass pyrex bowl with a rubber cover.
Second, I placed the covered pyrex glass bowl filled with blueberries into a ziplock freezer storage bag.
I made sure as much air as possible was expelled from the plastic bag before closing. I labeled the plastic bag with pertinent information, such as date frozen and date to use by.
I did all this for better tasting blueberries come the middle of winter. I never place blueberries or any food item directly into a plastic bag. As I have stated in many previous GTG blog posts, only three items do not put carcinogens or contaminants into our food and drink:
Glass, Porcelain, and Wax Paper
If I was to use another container, I would use cast-iron cookware or steel / tin. All other containers, such as aluminum, viscose, plastic bottles, bags, and wrap, will leach bad tastes, contaminants or carcinogens over time into our food and drink. Especially when there are changes in temperatures, such as being placed into a freezer or leaving a water bottle in a car on a hot summer day.
So if you have grown or just purchased fresh organic blueberries in the summer, try freezing some for a cold winter morning early the following year!
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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