Delores M
Delores M
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Asked on Jun 16, 2012

I need ideas for using and/or preserving vegetables from the garden as they are ripening only a few at a time?

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  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 16, 2012

    Daily salads?....my grandmother would freeze a lot. When larger batches would come together she would can stuff. As a small kid I remember 100's of jars of home canned stuff in their root cellar.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 16, 2012

    Freezing works well for small amounts. What vegetables are you currently harvesting?

  • 3po3
    on Jun 17, 2012

    A couple of summers ago, I wasn't getting much in the way of tomatoes, so I would bring in "the daily tomato." Then I would slice it up, put a bit of fresh mozzarella and fresh homegrown basil on each slice, then some balsamic reduction. Mmmmmm. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 17, 2012

    Folks who grow zucchini would probably like to only have a few at time! I guess the things you are getting don't work in combination?

  • Delores M
    on Jun 17, 2012

    Okra, zucchini, cucumbers and jalapenos so far. Really, only the okra. The other three are easy to grill/eat as is. But a handful of okra . . .is a handful of okra!! Only green tomatoes right now, but am planning on canning spiced pickled green tomatoes anyway :-)

  • Eulalia
    on Jun 17, 2012

    I make zucchini bread with my zucchini! But don't want to do all that baking in the summer. So I grate it and put pre-measured amounts into ziploc freezer bags. In the fall I just take out as many bags as I need for the amount of loaves I want to make.

  • Wendi H
    on Jun 17, 2012

    one meal at a time....what i do....last night had 1 cucumber ready....just ate it....awsome...and so healthy!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 17, 2012

    Steve G...we have not had fresh maters her in some time..but when we get a got batch from the market we will slice them and lay some slices of fresh mozzarella on them then broil them until the cheese melts (smoked gouda is a great version too) After you pull these from the oven a drizzle of balsamic and pinch of sea salt.. this is making me hungery

  • Delores M
    on Jun 17, 2012

    Eulalia, great idea! I had not even thought of that, many thanks :-)

  • 3po3
    on Jun 18, 2012

    KMS, sounds great. Thought I don't ever find worthy tomatoes at the supermarket. Gotta be homegrown or farmstand, or farmers market maybe.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 18, 2012

    Steve...Whole foods is starting to sell Heirloom varieties...we had some purple ones the other day.

  • 3po3
    on Jun 19, 2012

    KMS, your woodworking business must be more profitable than my stay-at-home dad business. I can't afford to even step in Whole Foods. Maybe I'll ask by little boss for a raise.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 19, 2012

    The mrs...buys these...she make tons more than I do

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